Ground Turkey Chili For People Who Hate Ground Turkey

"I totally hated ground turkey until I tried this recipe. People don't even know ground turkey is in it; until you tell them;so don't.This chili is mild so any one can eat it."
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  • Over medium heat spray a large dutch oven with non stick cooking spray.
  • Saute ground turkey, green pepper, and onion until lightly browned and onion and pepper are soft.
  • Add the remaining ingredients plus the water and stir well.
  • Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Vincent L.
    After sauteing Turkey do you drain the fat?
  2. rdkd8750
    Can I make this in a slow cooker???


  1. Amy F.
    tweaked this a little and regularly win chili contests with it! tweak it by adding 2T dark brown sugar, 1/2 T baking cocoa and cayenne to taste (1/4 -1/2t.)
  2. stacya100
    This is simple and delicious. I buy ground turkey on sale and always have several pkgs of it in the freezer. I double the spices and the beans, and use crushed garlic cloves instead of powder, but left out the salt.
  3. OKC3094
    Very good. But, I did double all of the spices and it still could've used more, but this recipe is a great base. It was easy. I also doubled the beans and that came out well.
  4. FCR Gal
    This was great chili and you truly can't tell it is ground turkey! I did add approximately 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper as well as a little bit of additional cumin and chili powder. Would make this again for sure. Thanks for sharing!
  5. lynmoz
    Terrific recipe! I used diced tomatoes with green peppers and fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. The blend of spices is perfect and this has a wonderful, rich texture. Even better the next day! Served with crackers & shredded cheese, yum!


  1. Amy F.
    added 2 T. dark brown sugar, 1/2 T. baking cocoa, and 1/8-1/4 t. cayenne pepper
  2. Gretchen W.
    I didn't have tomato paste. Used 1 can fire roasted, 1 Rotel, and some marinara sauce, 2 cans beans. Doubled spices and added some dark chocolate and adobo pepper. Yummy!
  3. Jodi H.
    I used fire roasted tomatoes since the stewed had calcium chloride and put it in processor as we don't like cooked chunky tomatoes. I also replaced the water with bone broth. It was "delicious", my hubby said.
  4. aharnikadf
    Fresh garlic instead of garlic powder Diced tomatoes instead of stewed tomatoes I doubled all of the spices except for the chili powder
  5. Marie Nixon
    I am very happy with how this turned out. I took the advice of several reviewers and doubled the amount of spices. I also added about 1/8 t. ground cayenne pepper. I also subbed black beans for the kidney beans. Very good.


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