Game Day Turkey Chili


I'm always in the mood for a bowl of delicious chili. It's one of my favorite foods to eat. Something about the combination of warm spices, a little heat, and in this case, a great mix of beans and meat is irresistible to me. I love it with lots of sharp cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and a squeeze of fresh lime. And with football season in full swing, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of my Game Day Turkey Chili.


Ingredients for Game Day Turkey Chili:


2 pounds ground turkey

3 cups diced yellow onion

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 green bell pepper, diced

2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes

1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

1 cup chicken broth

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup chili powder

3 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chili powder

kosher salt

black pepper


Serve with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped red onions, and lime.


Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the chili a day or 2 in advance and gently reheat before serving.


Let's see what we need.


We're ready to cook.



Combine the oil, onions, and green pepper. Season with salt and pepper; saute for 3-4 minutes and add the garlic.


Stir in the spices and then the tomato paste.


Add the turkey and coat with the onion mixture. Cook until the turkey is no longer pink.


Add the tomatoes and broth. Stir in the beans.


Cover the pot and cook for 20-25 minutes until chili has thickened and the flavors are blended.


It's ready! Game Day Turkey Chili is the perfect way to cheer for my favorite team while enjoying something delicious. It tastes even better if made a day in advance, so on game day, I am free to kick up my heels with my guys while watching the game.


Enjoy!




Game Day Turkey Chili:


  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 3 cups diced yellow onion

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1/4 cup chili powder

  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chili powder

  • kosher salt

  • black pepper


  • Serve with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped red onions, and lime.

  • Combine the oil, onions, and green pepper. Season with salt and pepper; saute for 3-4 minutes and add the garlic.

  • Stir in the spices and then the tomato paste.

  • Add the turkey and coat with the onion mixture. Cook until the turkey is no longer pink.

  • Add the tomatoes and broth. Stir in the beans.

  • Cover the pot and cook for 20-25 minutes until chili has thickened and the flavors are blended.

  • Time-Saving Tip: Prepare the chili a day or 2 in advance and gently reheat before serving.