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Chunky Turkey Chili Recipe

When I needed a hearty dish for a benefit cook-off at work, I decided on this recipe but substituted ground turkey for the beef. Everyone raved about the delicious flavor, and many people requested the recipe.—Judith Southcombe, Aurora, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:24 servings


  • 5 pounds ground turkey
  • 6 cups chopped celery
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 envelopes (1-3/4 ounces each) chili seasoning
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained


  • 1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown turkey; drain. Add the celery, peppers and onions; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add the next four ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Add beans; heat through. Yield: 24 servings (6 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 234 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 349 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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