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Turkey Bean Chili
My favorite ultimate turkey chili recipe has a little bit of spice, a hearty amount of beans, and is packed with corn and tomatoes. -@salt_jar


Prep time 20mins
Cook time 6hrs
Yield: Serves or Makes 6 servings
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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beaks, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed


  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and turkey, break up turkey and cook until no longer pink.

  • Step 2

    Add turkey mixture to slow cooker and top with remaining ingredients.

  • Step 3

    Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or high heat for 3 hours.

  • Step 4

    Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary. Garnish with your favorite toppings like avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, Fritos, and jalapenos.

Optional Toppings


  • shredded cheese
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • jalapenos
  • cilantro
  • Fritos

Without a Slow Cooker


  • Step 1

    Use a large pot to cook turkey and onion as above. Then, add remaining ingredients plus an additional cup of chicken broth. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

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