Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey Chili

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cubes
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 (35 oz) cans whole tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 (15 oz) cans kidney beans, drained
  • 2 bacon strips chopped
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken or turkey stock
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp salt, plus more if desired to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 to 4 cups of shredded, cooked turkey meat
  • 3-4 pineapple chunks (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onion, sour cream for optional garnish.

How to make Turkey Chili


1 In a large, cast iron pot, cook the onion and green pepper over medium high heat, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for a minute or two more. Add a bit more olive oil if needed.

2 Add tomatoes, tomato paste, stock. beans, oregano, salt, pepper, bacon, pineapple, pineapple juice and cooked turkey meat. Bring mixture to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for an hour.

3 Salt to taste.

The chili may be made in advance and chilled for 2 days, or frozen for 2 months.

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped red onion, and or sour cream.

Makes about 12 cups. Serves 8.

kimdec
Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with turkey?”

  • nisemac
    nisemac says

    normally love to roast it...but this was good! one of the best ways to use up leftover t-day turkey ever.

  • muttoneer
    muttoneer says

    At my house, leftover turkey becomes curry. I don't really know why. Anyway, it's absolutely delicious.

  • kimdec
    kimdec says

    Did you try it Nisemac? It was yummy!!

  • nisemac
    nisemac says

    yup! absolutely wonderful!!

  • kimdec
    kimdec says

    I agree...it was the best cure for turkey blahs!

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