Turkey Chili

I made this Turkey Chili a few weeks ago when it was freezing outside.   Of course life happened and now im just getting around to blogging about this Turkey Chili.  This was my first time trying ground turkey.   I have friends that have used ground turkey for everything so I thought I would give this  Turkey Chili  a try using ground turkey.  Of course if you know me I like convenience and I tossed everything into the slow cooker.  Which honestly is the best way and my only way to cook any kind of chili or soup.

 With this being our first time trying ground turkey im still not sure if im hooked onto quite yet.   I’m still thinking that I need to try a few more recipes to see if I like ground turkey over hamburger.


  So im curious, do you prefer ground turkey or hamburger?   What are some of your favorite recipes you like to make using ground turkey?

Turkey Chili
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  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 bell pepper red, green, yellow or orange, I used half green and red
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 28oz can diced tomatoes, I used tomatoes with chilies
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • green onion, garnish
  • cheese, optional
  1. In a large pot cook ground turkey and onion until done. In your crock pot add broth, peppers, celery, beans, tomatoes and spices. Add in ground turkey and onions. Let flavors simmer together for 25-30 minutes. Top with cheese and green onion.
  2. Enjoy



  1. Visiting from the Wake Up Wednesday Linky … I usually use half ground turkey and half ground sirloin in my chili. I find it’s a nice mix. Yours with all ground turkey looks interesting :-) Usually can’t go wrong with the slow cooker.
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  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I’m not really fond of ground turkey either …. I have tried lol. This chili does sound delicious, however :) Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays – I’ve pinned this and will be sharing on my Facebook page! Have a great weekend! Hugs :)

  3. I have a friend who loves chilli, going to have to pass this recipe onto her!
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  4. I was just wondering what to do with the ground turkey in my refrigerator. Glad I found you on the blog hop :-)
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  5. I’m always happy to find a new chilli recipe. I don’t think I’ve ever made it with turkey though – I’ll have to have a go next time I make it.
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  6. Love this kind of comfort food! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
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  7. Thanks for linking up on The Wednesday Roundup! This recipe looks wonderful! Just pinned!!!
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  8. Your chili looks so hearty and delicious!
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  9. This looks delicious!
    I’d love to have you link up with me for Tasty Tuesdays; I see a feature in your future!


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  10. I love a good bowl of chili, especially on cold winter days. Your version looks delicious. I’m stopping by from the Let’s Get Real Friday link party. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing this with us. I hope you’ll join us again on Friday
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  11. We put everything in the slow cooker so this would be another great option for those cooler nights! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.
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  12. Cynthia says:

    I love chili in the winter time. I haven’t really tried it with turkey, but I’ll have to try it. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

  13. This looks really good, I like ground turkey it’s a great replacement for beef and more healthier version too. I love how you’ve got the spring onions on top. Thanks for sharing at Sweet and Savoury Sundays, I’d love you to stop by this weekend and link up!
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  14. I love chili! And I love that you made it super healthy! I featured this at my Sunday Dinner Link Party for this week!
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