Four Bean Turkey Chili Recipe
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Four Bean Turkey Chili Recipe

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Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. "Serve bowls sprinkled with your favorite shredded cheese," suggests Judith Whitford of East Aurora, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook the turkey, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Turkey Bean Chile in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p10

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 259262
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"I've been making this chili recipe for years. It's good and basic, though probably not the best or most exciting out there. A little advice: Don't skip those chili beans or you'll lose flavor. Sub in a can of those tomatoes with the chili seasonings already added instead of some of the regular tomatoes. Use ground beef or sausage for all/some of the meat."

ramair98 User ID: 7233083 88460
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Best chili i have ever had. Won a couple of cook off's also fantastic recipe."

copelah User ID: 1282457 144219
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"Great taste. easy to fix. Have been making it for years and always a hit."

mm-mm User ID: 3018339 59782
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"This was excellent. The stewed tomatoes really gives it a more savory and creamier flavor than plain tomatoes. Will definitely make this again."

tendetroit User ID: 5981114 206448
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Great ,my husband took this to a football party the men didn't realize it wasn't made with beef. I make all year long"

s_pants User ID: 174050 59781
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"spicy, but my 18 month old loved it!"

creo6746 User ID: 478690 150386
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2008

"This chili is GREAT - it makes a lot and freezes well. You won't be disappointed."

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