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Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe
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Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe

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"This peppery chili is not for the faint of stomach," assures Margaret Shauers of Great Bend, Kansas. "It's saucy and satisfying---according to my daughter, it's the one thing she can taste when she has a cold. It also freezes very well," adds Margaret.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or turkey sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth or beer
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 195 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven or large soup kettle, cook the turkey, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12-14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Spicy Turkey Chili in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 195 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 470 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"I love spicy food and I particularly liked that this recipe called for ground turkey instead of beef. I used both instead of beer. I've never cooked with beer and now I'm wondering if it gives dishes a distinct taste. If so, I might try it with beer next time. Great Recipe!"

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Made it just as directed. My family loves spicy food and they loved this chili! Used the beer and everyone loved the taste. I have to admit I did not eat the chili as I am a vegetarian but it smelled awesome cooking. This recipe is a keeper and healthy!"

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"My family loved the chili. I did not add the jalapeno pepper and still found it spicy enough. In addition, I did not add the cinnamon. I will definitely make this again!"

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013 Edited Apr. 13, 2014

"I omitted the jalapeño, but used 3 Anaheim peppers & 1/4 tsp. of Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce, which is made with ghost peppers. In every tiny taste, I could detect the cinnamon. Omit the cinnamon next time. Note to self: Spoiled DH with this recipe. Tried a quicker turkey chili with McCormick's Slow Cooker Chili Seasoning and he said it was terrible. Don't do that again! Don't use the beef broth or beer - it is soupy enough w/o it."

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"will for sure be repeating this recipe, again,and again.

It is a winner. Edna..Waterford, MI."

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