Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili

You can make this chili as spicy as you like - the combination of the amount of chili powder, cumin and hot pepper sauce provides the option to make this chili as spicy as you like.

10 min. prep time
8 servings
252 Ratings


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
2 pounds ground turkey
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup water
1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can white navy beans, rinsed, drained
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese


Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add turkey, onion and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Reduce heat to medium. Stir in all remaining ingredients except green pepper and Cheddar cheese. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 25-35 minutes or until heated through.

Stir in green pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until green pepper is heated through.

To serve, spoon chili into bowls; top each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 420

Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 1250mg

Carbohydrates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 10g

Protein: 33g

Recipe #4230©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I added 2 bay leaves and increased the chile
powder, as I like spicy... thanks for the recipe
I have made this recipe on several occasions. It always is a hit. Just made it for a family gathering. Everyone wanted the recipe. Grandaughter said "best chilli ever". The bonus is that it's so easy to make.

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