This Ground Turkey Chili is a simple and hearty recipe that packs many flavors and tastes even better the next day!
You can make six servings of this recipe for about $12.33. That works out to be only $2.05 per serving!
Come Fall and wintertime, we love a good bowl of chili. When the chili is thick and hearty, it seems to hit the spot. A warm bowl of chili is the perfect ending to a cold, crisp day.
Our Ground Turkey Chili is the BEST recipe EVER! It is packed with protein and all the right spices. The healthy and satisfying chili will keep you full all winter long.
This chili is quite simple to make and will quickly become a favorite for your whole family.
Ingredients and Cost
RECIPE COST: $12.33
PRICE PER SERVING: $2.05
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.42
- 2 pounds ground turkey – $5.92
- 1 large yellow onion – $0.70
- 3 large garlic cloves – $0.15
- 2 (15oz) cans tomato sauce – $1.28
- 4 cups chicken broth – $1.22
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin – $0.06
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder – $0.16
- 1 teaspoon oregano – $0.05
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper – $0.05
- 2 (15oz) cans black beans – $1.16
- 2 (15oz) cans kidney beans – $1.16
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- First, heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven. Then add onions and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Next, add in the ground turkey and drain when finished cooking.
- Finally, add in seasonings and stir the pot.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30-45 minutes.
- Finally, adjust seasons to taste and serve with desired toppings.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Instead of tomato sauce, you can use diced tomatoes or Rotel.
- In addition, you can use a variety of beans like chili beans, pinto beans, and garbanzo beans.
Serve: You can keep this ground turkey chili out for about two hours before it needs to be covered and stored in the refrigerator.
Store: This tastes great on the first day and even better on the second and third days. Cover the chili and keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Freeze: Cool the soup and then place it in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for 3-4 months.
Thaw & Reheat: Thaw at room temperature for 4-5 hours or overnight in the refrigerator. Then, place the chili in a pot and heat on medium-high heat until warm.
Absolutely! You can use turkey in our beef chili recipe for a delicious meal. Or, if you have leftover turkey meat, chop it up and use it in this recipe instead of using ground turkey. Either way, it is still yummy.
Our top two favorites are kidney and black beans. However, you can easily substitute your favorite beans into the recipe. Pinto and Great Northern would work well.
No, ground turkey does not need to cook longer than ground beef. It is a leaner type of meat, so it will actually cook faster. If ground turkey is cooked for too long, it will become dry and tough, which is no good!
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Let your little one help add in the seasonings. There are quite a few, so they will have fun with this task.
Ages 4-5: Have your child pour the ingredients into the pot. Let him/her mix them before bringing them to a boil.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to brown the turkey. They can easily use a meat masher for this step.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
We like to buy ground turkey when it is on sale and buy some extra to stick in the freezer until we are ready to use it. Or pull it out on a rainy day!
More Soups and Chili:
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Crockpot Lasagna Soup
- Easy Beef Chili
- Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Instant Pot Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup
- Instant Pot Potato Soup
- Leftover Ham and Bean Soup
- Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
- Leftover Turkey Barley Soup
- Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Large Batch Chicken Noodle Soup
- Italian Harvest Soup
- Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup
- Taco Soup
Ground Turkey Chil
- large pot
- measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Wooden mixing spoon
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 3 large cloves garlic minced
- 2 15oz cans tomato sauce
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 15oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 15oz cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
FOR SERVING: (all optional)
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sliced avocado
- Diced red onion
- Tortilla strips
- Heat oil n a large heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Add oil and onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are tender and translucent.
- Add in ground turkey and cook until thoroughly cooked. Drain and return to pot.
- Next add in garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper stir.
- Add in tomato sauce, chicken broth, kidney beans, and black beans.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for 30-45 minutes.
- Adjust seasons to taste. Serve with toppings (optional).
- Serve immediately.