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Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe

Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe

"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 YIELD: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

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.

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.