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Make Dinner Uncomplicated Tonight: Quick Turkey Chili


Theoretically quick chili is a complete oxy moron much like a healthy dessert, I'm not really sure if they can exist. My best chili recipe takes at least 2 hours and the more time spent on the stove the better it tastes. However this recipe for a quick (and healthier because it uses ground turkey instead of ground beef) chili immediately caught my eye. As I read it, it dared me to try it. So I say we all make it for dinner tonight. The recipe is super easy, you only have to chop one onion and two cloves of garlic the rest is mostly canned ingredients. To see if a quick-yet tasty-chili can be made



Quick Turkey Chili
From Family Fun Go

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 to 2 cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
Salt to taste
Optional Toppings
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes until onion softens.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high, add ground turkey and stir, breaking up large pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the chili power, black pepper, and cumin; stir and continue to break up the meat to incorporate the spices. Allow mixture to cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, 1 cup of chicken broth, and corn. Taste and add salt if needed.
  4. Continue to cook for 5 to 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add more broth if the chili is too thick. To serve, ladle chili into bowls.
  6. If desired, top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.

Serves 4.

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alohaey9 alohaey9 8 years
i know this is an old post, but i found it yesterday and wanted to tell anyone who wants to make it -- it's really good and simple too! i actually made made a chili mac by putting it over some multigrain elbow pasta (i like barilla plus). also, i used bush's chili starter beans with chili seasoning, as well as chili-seasoned tomatoes. delish!
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
This is always a great meal.
nikkipez nikkipez 8 years
sounds very good i will try this
SU3 SU3 8 years
mmmm... turkey chili! sounds delish!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
I made it tonight. Was really easy to make. Made some Jiffy corn muffins to go with it. I think it could use a little more something to give it more flavor. Maybe some tabasco or more chile powder.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 8 years
Sounds YUMmy!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
Chiefdishwasher, I wrote about my favorite slow cooked chili recipe when I planned a Super Bowl Party back in January.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
I think I will try this tonight. Would warm up a foggy night. When will we see the recipe for your best chili?
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
this sounds good. my roommate also makes a turkey chili that is very quick and easy. wonder if her recipe is similar!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I did something like this last night, so I'll have to keep the idea on the back burner until next week. Looks simple and easy though - my favorite cooking words!
jendudley jendudley 8 years
Oh, black beans are soooo good. I try to add them to anything I can. The flavor is really good.
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