Turkey Chili

We've got this new routine going, where Friday night's have become Parent's night out and my parents come to watch the baby. In appreciation of their time and dedication to my child {and my marriage!}, I make them a dinner and buy them drinks to enjoy while making themselves comfy at our home. It's a win, win for all- they get dinner, drinks and grand baby snuggles and I get to create fabulous meat-filled recipes and have not one, not two but THREE taste testers to confirm whether or not it's blog approved. Oh, and I get a night out with my husband, too. I mentioned that, right?!

For those new to the blog, I'm a vegetarian married to a carnivore. I pride myself on creating, not only edible, but DELICIOUS meat dishes. Do you have any idea how hard it is to be creative when you can't taste test along the way? So, 3 taste testers as I'm cooking, with 3 opinions giving me feedback is like running on clouds {I'm also a runner}. Obviously, this chili was a hit, hence it finding a home on the web for sharing. 

So, what's makes this chili different? I don't know. But I do know that there were several trips to the kitchen for 2nd's (I'd hate to call anyone out for grabbing 3rd's but I won't say it didn't happen). 

Head to the store, grab your ingredients and get to cookin'! 


  1. In a large pan, sautee ground turkey, onion, garlic and all spices in olive oil for roughly 5 minutes.
  2. Add in all other ingredients.
  3. Mix together and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Taste test. 
  5. Add more spices depending on your tastebuds.
  6. Serve!


  • 1.5 lbs Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 2 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Can Beef Broth
  • 1 Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 Can Tomato & Green Chilis
  • 1 Can Pinto Beans
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans
  • 2 TBSP Hot Mexican Chili Powder
  • 1 TSP Cumin
  • 1/2 TSP Paprika
  • 1/2 TSP Coriander
  • 1 TSP Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 TBSP olive oil

If you add a little of this or a little of that to modify, let me know in the comments! I'd love to know what could make it better!