Turkey Chili (10.26.2008)

I have been wanting to make turkey chili since Kevin's friend Frank (who is a chef) brought it to "Turkey Bowl" last year. Turkey bowl is Kevin's yearly event that he plans the weekend before thanksgiving where everyone gets together for a co-ed football game, a potluck, thanksgiving meal, and then a party. This year is the 10th annual. More on that closer to the event!

After researching a few different recipes online, I came up with the recipe below.


  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c green pepper, chopped
  • ground red pepper, about 1 tsp
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 T unsalted butter
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • few splashes of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 and a 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix
  • ground cumin, about 1 tsp
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • few squirts of cilantro paste
  • dried parsley, few shakes
Chop all veggies and admire the purty colors. I love chopping veggies .Melt butter in large, heavy bottom pot. Add carrots, celery, garlic, onion, red and green peppers to butter and saute over medium high heat for a few minutes.Add wine, ground red pepper, salt and pepper. Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, water, and worcestershire sauce. Simmer for about 20 mins.

In the meantime, cook ground turkey until no longer pink and then add chili seasoning and cumin to meat.

Add turkey, beans, cilantro, and parsley to pot and simmer for at least another 15 mins so that all flavors meld together.Top with a spoonful of 0% greek yogurt, shredded sharp cheddar, and green onions. ENJOY!This was my first time making turkey chili and I think it turned out well - it will probably be even better tomorrow. Kevin loved this and said it was the best he ever tasted! :)

Have a great night!


loveofoats.com October 26, 2008 at 8:49 PM  

this is so pretty!!!!!!! i've been looking for a yummy and easy turkey chili recipe - i'll try this one!

I Run for Fun October 26, 2008 at 9:23 PM  

My my! It looks so delicious. And I admire the uniform sizes. You chop really well! I must try it.

Nicole October 26, 2008 at 10:07 PM  

Looks yummy minus the turkey

D10 October 27, 2008 at 7:35 AM  

I am going to print this recipe out. It sounds and looks delicious. It is suppose to be cooler this weekend. Chili and football sounds good to me.

Can't wait to hear more about the "Turkey Bowl" sounds like a good time.

Zesty Cook October 27, 2008 at 7:43 AM  

Oh yeah... I think I would love this... 2 bowl fulls please:)


Erica October 27, 2008 at 8:49 AM  

ahhh this looks so good! I love chili, is anything better in fall? All of the chopped vegis are gorgeous! Glad it turned out well.

VeggieGirl October 27, 2008 at 9:20 AM  


RhodeyGirl/Sabrina October 29, 2008 at 11:39 AM  


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