Let’s Eat: Two Bean Turkey Chili

I will be the first to admit that if it is eaten with a spoon, I’m probably already in love with it. Ice cream, soup, cereal, yogurt, oatmeal. For some reason most of my favorite foods are spoon-worthy. Much to my Florida raised husband’s confusion, I love to make a big pot of soup a week. While he doesn’t understand the need for that since he grew up in 80 degree weather 99.9% of the time (ok, a little exaggerated) and I grew up in the frigid climate of Northwest Indiana where you get like, 100 days of summer, soup was a part of my weekly diet for years.

My mom has a way of cleaning out the refrigerator and making some wonderful tasting soups. We ate a lot of soup growing up and I know when I visit home I can almost count on one of these concoctions waiting to be warmed up for a meal. Soup is still part of my regular diet and after trying out a few different recipes and make a few alterations, I have found my new favorite turkey chili and I’m ready to share!

I make this recipe in a crockpot, however, I’m pretty sure you could accomplish the same thing in a dutch oven.

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Total Time: 4 hours (in a crockpot)

One large yellow onion, diced
5 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 lb Ground Turkey
1 heaping TBSP Cumin
2 tsp Paprika
2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
32 oz low sodium chicken broth
4 15.5 oz cans beans (2 great white northern, 2 light red kidney)
4 oz can diced green chilies
Kale (optional)
Hot Sauce (optional)
Shredded cheese (optional)
  1. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, chili, cayenne, pepper and salt to crockpot.
  2. Add ground turkey and pour chicken broth over to cover
  3. Stir the turkey, chicken broth and seasoning until well mixed
  4. Set on high and cook for 2 hours
  5. After two hours, add the four cans of beans and diced chilies
  6. Stir to combine and set on high for another 2 hours
  7. Serve and eat! — We serve our chili over Kale to get our additional greens in. It makes for a great addition to the bottom of your bowl. Also, use hot sauce to reach your desired heat level and shredded cheese to give it a little something extra.


One thought on “Let’s Eat: Two Bean Turkey Chili

  1. Carly Chuich says:

    Add liquid smoke to your next batch (you can get it in the grocery store)– only a teeny bit though because its overpowering– it will taste like you made it in a forest over a camp fire.. lol

    Love your blog!


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