Classic Chili Bowl
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Classic Chili Bowl

This traditional chili uses ground turkey and has an interesting blend of herbs and spices.

The Story Behind the Recipe
15 min
60 min



1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 (20-ounce) package lean ground turkey

1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped

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

1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 (14.5-Ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

2 (16-ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained

1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American cut in half diagonally

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 5-quart saucepan until sizzling; add ground turkey, onions, green pepper, celery and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until meat is browned. Drain off fat.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in all remaining ingredients except cheese. Continue cooking 10-12 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes or until flavors are blended. Top each serving with cheese triangles.


10Fat (mg)
50Cholesterol (mg)
1270Sodium (mg)
28Carbohydrates (g)
9Dietary Fiber
30Protein (g)


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  March 07, 2015

Good recipe but, the tomato sauce is too sweet. Best to use tomato paste. I just add some lemon juice to and a beef stock cube to increase the acidity.

— says Chad
  February 08, 2012

This is the best Chili recipe that I have found, I use lean hamburger meat instead of Ground turkey.. I have been using this recipe for at least 5 years.

— says Judy
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