Ground Turkey Chili

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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Such a great chili flavor!

What's in it


vegetable oil, about 2 tablespoons
2 pounds lean ground turkey or half lean ground beef and half lean ground turkey
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 large can (28 ounces) tomatoes in puree
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 or 2 cans (15 ounces each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup of beer or broth
2 to 4 tablespoons of honey or brown sugar, or to taste
2 envelopes commercial chili mix (for 2 pounds meat)
dash of cayenne pepper, to taste
shredded Monterey Jack cheese, or mild Cheddar cheese

How to cook it


  • Heat oil in a large kettle or Dutch oven. Brown ground turkey. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or more. Can also be cooked in the crock pot, after the ground turkey has been browned. Top with grated cheese (Mozzarella, cheddar, or Monterrey Jack), sour cream, oyster crackers, chopped onions, taco chips, etc.