The {BEST} Turkey Chili Recipe

Adapted from a New York Times recipe, this Turkey Chili is both healthy {sans the garnishes}, spicy, and comforting. 

But what makes it my own exactly?  The secret ingredient: chipotle chili powder.  

Be prepared to crave this, even if you are like me and don't like turkey OR chili! :) 

It makes fabulous leftovers and delicious chili-cheese-burritos for the entire week! 


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey, white
1.5 cups coarsely chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 large sweet red pepper, cored, deveined and coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeno pepper, cored, deveined and finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder**
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can Red Gold Chili Ready Diced Tomatoes
1/2 can of tomato sauce to thicken

2 cups beef broth, fresh or canned
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream 

Chop all of the vegetables.  

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot and add the turkey meat.  Lightly brown the meat, about 5 minutes, chopping down and stirring as you go along.

Season the meat with the oregano, chipotle chili powder {secret ingredient--do not omit}, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.

Add the onions, garlic, sweet pepper, celery, jalapeno pepper and oregano.  Blend well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes {undrained if you want wetter chili, drained if you want drier} and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Serve in bowls with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and fritos. 

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