Red Bean Turkey Chili

turkey chili

turkey chili

Chilly weather calls for a hot bowl of hearty chili! I like to serve this with warm corn tortillas.

Red Bean Turkey Chili
Recipe type: Entree, Chili, Soup
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Serves: 4

Cold weather recipe!
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of kidney beans
  • 1 *15 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, shredded
  • 1 bottle of beer, lager, or ale

  1. Heat the oil in a Medium sized pot.
  2. Add the chopped onion.Stir constantly for a minute or two.
  3. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Mix in the tomato paste, oregano, cayenne and a bottle of beer.
  5. Pour the beans and stewed tomatoes plus the liquids from the can over the garlic and onion.
  6. Stir a little and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. In a separate pan, brown the turkey.
  8. Add to the pot and stir.
  9. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  10. OPTIONAL GARNISH: shredded cheese, scallions
  11. Run through the blender or food processor if you prefer a smoother chili.


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