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Beer & Turkey Chili

Beer & Turkey Chili

Stirring in a touch of beer adds a new twist to traditional turkey chili.

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10 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time


3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 (20-ounce) package lean ground turkey

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

2 (14- to 15-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans and/or pinto beans, drained, rinsed

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup dark beer  

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, chopped


Sour cream, if desired

Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired


 *Substitute non-alcoholic beer.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 6-quart saucepan until sizzling. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add ground turkey and onions; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 10-12 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    Serve chili with sour cream and cheese, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

290 Calories
7 Fat (g)
40 Cholesterol (mg)
1150 Sodium (mg)
31 Carbohydrates (g)
9 Dietary Fiber
27 Protein (g)
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