The Best Turkey Chili

The Best Turkey Chilifeatured

Well hello, Fall! I know it’s still technically summer, but when school starts it is fall….anyone else with me on this? Earlier this week we had our first real feel of fall weather here. It has been more like Florida weather in Southern Maine. So much so that we actually had half days for the first week of school! When you live in Maine, central air is not part of the school’s system. We aim for heat during our chilly winters.
After taking the summer off from blogging, I am back at it with tons of cozy fall/winter recipes! I am so excited to share. This summer made it hard for me to do any recipe building. It was so DANG HOT! No one wants to be in the kitchen if there is no AC or central air system. The house felt sticky and we never seemed to have a chance to cool off. Heat is not a problem for me, but when the humidity makes the temps feel 20+ degrees warmer it is just plain gross. While I surprisingly did not melt away this summer, I kept dreaming of the yummy comfort foods I couldn’t wait to make.
So here we are, first cool day and I have a quick one-pot recipe for you. So easy, good flavor, and healthy-ish. Notice a lot of my recipes have the healthy-ish code word. We try our best to eat as fresh, local, and organic as possible and stay within our budget. But we also enjoy life. Time passes so quickly, we try to take care of our bodies but not stress about it too much. Food is meant to be enjoyed and not something to obsess over.
Raise your hand if you are not a chili fan….go ahead, I’m right there with you. I’m not a huge fan at all. But I do LOVE this one. This turkey Chili can be done on your stove top or in a slow cooker/instapot. Super easy and great for those nights you don’t have a lot of time.

For the days I am short on time at night I pre-cook my turkey burger and dump in my slow cooker or instapot and add everything else. Cook on low for 6 or so hours or high for 3-4 hours. On those rare nights where the stars align and no one in my family has an activity or meeting to head off to I do it stove top. I like to leave the cheese off and add some diced avocado. Some great creamy texture without the cheese but a much better fat for you to be eating. This recipe is super easy to cut in half for a family of 3-4 and still have a little for leftovers.  So good! I hope you enjoy!

The Best Turkey Chili

Servings 8 people+


  • 2 lbs Organic Ground Turkey
  • 2 Packets McCormicks Low Sodium Chili Seasoning Or your favorite-we use mild so the whole family can enjoy
  • 2 15oz Fire roasted or petite diced no salt added Tomatoes
  • 2 15oz Organic Black Beans Drained and rinsed
  • 2 15oz Organic Pinto Beans Drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz Frozen Corn
  • 3-6 Tbl Fire roasted Chilies mild
  • 3 TBl No salt added Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cups water


  1. *Spray Dutch Oven with Avocado oil

    *Brown Ground Turkey then mix in seasoning

    *Add all ingredients not including water-stir well

    *Add water-just enough to see it around the sides and in the middle

    *Simmer 25-30 minutes and Serve

    *Add desired topping (Cheese, sour cream, avocado etc)

    We love to add some avocado to ours once individual bowls-takes places of the cheese and gives you a good healthy dose of fat with all your protein.

    *If using a slow cooker-brown turkey and season in a large pan then transfer Meat to slow cooker-then follow with the remainder of directions.  Cook on high for 2-4 hours or low 4-6 hours


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