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Terrific and Easy Turkey Chili

Updated on May 19, 2015

A quick easy flavorful chili. This turkey chili is a snap to put together. A hearty and healthy recipe that will be a big hit. Nothing beats a big bowl of chili when it's cold outside. Turkey chili is made from ground turkey but can also be made form leftover holiday turkey.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 10 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 12


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz cans) diced tomatoes (low sodium), undrained
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz cans) tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (16 oz cans) kidney beans (I use light red), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large skillet brown turkey meat and onion. If needed add a small amount of water so meat does not stick to skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot add all the other ingredients. Heat until it bubbles then lower heat. Add turkey and onion to the pot. Cover and lightly simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
  3. Tastes great reheated the next day. Can be frozen up to three months.
  4. Great for Thanksgiving leftovers. A tasty recipe for using up leftover turkey. Use 2-3 cups shredded leftover turkey.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 320 g
Calories 251
Calories from Fat99
% Daily Value *
Fat 11 g17%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 17 g6%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 6 g24%
Protein 25 g50%
Cholesterol 77 mg26%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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      Open 3 years ago

      I remember a time long ago when I was a MIT (Manager in tinnarig) at Laundry's Seafood, the kitchen manager would get the newbies to do the stuffed jalapeno poppers and the other kitchen staff would not tell them to wear gloves talking about hands, faces, and maybe eyes burning the rest of the day! LOL

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      Pippi Pi 5 years ago from USA

      It is yummy and easy to make.

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      looks yummy...Good way to use my leftover turkey..