This is the best ground turkey chili recipe you will ever taste! I promise it is easy to make and is packed with hidden vegetables. It’s a great choice to fuel your family on a cold winter night!
Now back to this chili!
Tips To Make The Best Ground Turkey Chili:
Here are all my tips and tricks to get the very best ground turkey chili on the table.
What Makes The Best Ground Turkey Chili?
What Is The Best Meat For Chili?
I have tested a variety of meat options in this healthy chili recipe and have concluded that I love the combination of sweet Italian chicken sausage and ground turkey.
If you are looking for a richer flavor, use ground beef and pork sausage instead.
Looking for a spicier meat? A hot Italian sausage should kick it up a notch for you.
How Can I Thicken My Chili?
It’s important to add the right amount of liquid. If you add too much stock, your chili won’t be hearty and thick.
Adding beans as a thickener is a great way to get the thickness where you want because it doesn’t change the flavor! Simply puree ½ cup of canned beans and add that to your chili.
Do I Drain Beans For Chili?
Yes! Canned beans come with a thick liquid that is a mixture of water, salt, and starch. It is best to rinse the beans of this liquid to not change the flavor of your dish.
What Can You Add To Chili?
Chili is really a blank canvas, so use your imagination!
You can add different vegetables like pumpkin, squash, beets, or any other hearty vegetable. I also like to add different types of beans or meats.
What is the secret ingredient for The Best Ground Turkey Chili?
My secret ingredient for the best chili is smoked paprika. I love using smoked paprika because it adds a smoky flavor without a lot of effort.
What To Serve With Ground Turkey Chili:
Freezing and Storage:
Other Delicious Fall and Winter Recipes:
After you try this chili you might want to check out my Instant Pot Beef Stew or Chicken Tortilla Soup for more easy fall soup ideas!
The Best Ground Turkey Chili Recipe:
It’s really quite easy and this chili recipe takes only about 30 minutes to make. A win any night of the week!
The Best Ground Turkey Chili
This really easy turkey chili recipe is the perfect easy dinner. It's packed with vegetables and a great healthy recipe to fuel your family!
- 1 Pound Chicken Italian Sweet Sausage
- 1 Pound Ground Turkey
- ½ Cup Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Oregano
- ½ Teaspoon Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- ½ Cup Carrots, Shredded
- ½ Cup Zucchini, Shredded
- 1 (14.5) Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes
- 1 (15) Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
- 1 (15.5) Ounce Can Cannellini Beans
- ½ Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- ½ Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Cup Chicken Broth
- 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- Sour Cream
- Corn chips
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- In a large stockpot, brown the sausage and ground turkey over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add the onion powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin, and smoked paprika. Stir to combine.
- Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and let cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve with toppings of choice.
You can also use spicy Italian sausage if you like your chili with some heat.
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