Turkey Chili

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Turkey Chili




  • 2 Tablespoons olive oi
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1 can black beans (original recipe calls for kidney beans but I am not a fan so I swap in black beans!)
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, no sugar added
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can green chilies, drained
  • Topping suggestions
  • Sliced avocado, sliced jalapenos, shredded romaine lettuce, sour cream or toppings of choice


  1. Place oil in a large skillet and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add ground turkey and break up with a wooden spoon, add salt, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and black pepper and cook for about 5-6 minutes or until turkey is has started to brown.
  3. Transfer to crock pot, add beans, broth, tomatoes and green chilis and stir to combine. Place lid on crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours. 
  4. Add toppings as desired.

Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen

Mary-Beth says:Turkey chili is a healthy alternative, and no less delicious to traditional chili.”

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