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Hearty Turkey Chili

As fall is here, it’s time for fall cooking and that also means making a bit pot of Hearty Turkey Chili.

Hearty Turkey Chili

As fall moves into full swing, my kitchen transforms into really the heart of our home.  I’m sure it is most of the year, but it seems like in the summer, I’m rarely in the kitchen because it’s just SO HOT in Oklahoma.  Then, fall comes in and a cool, crisp breeze comes through, suddenly I’m anxious to get back in the kitchen again.  That’s exactly what has happened lately, not to mention my new dutch oven is making me that much more excited to make delicious chili and soup recipes.

This past weekend was perfect for chili.  We had a fire, a movie night, and some great family time.  I actually had surgery last week so recovery meant just resting, which was actually nice especially with a fire.  It makes me long for the weekends and fires.  Sometimes the week is just too busy to really sit down and enjoy the fire but on the weekends we make it a point to.

I’ve already got plans this weekend for a nice repeat of last weekend…just a few more days, right?

Hearty Turkey Chili

Once I had the chili nicely simmering, I added a little bit into a mason jar and topped it with the cornbread batter.  Then, you can simply put it in the oven and let the cornbread bake right on top.

Hearty Turkey Chili

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Hearty Turkey Chili

Yield: 6+


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 2 16oz Cans of Chili Beans
  • 1 14.5oz Can of Beef Broth
  • 1 14.5oz Can of Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Cup of Ketchup


  1. Cook and drain the ground turkey, then add it into a large stock pot or dutch oven.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and let simmer and boil on low for about 20-30 minutes, stir occasionally, until warm and thickened.
  5. Serve either with cornbread on top or on the side.

Note:  If you want to serve this in mason jars, simply prepare the cornbread batter, then divide up the chili into pint sized mason jars.  Once it's divided, add cornbread batter to the top and bake in the oven as instructed on the cornbread recipe you are using.

Hearty Turkey Chili

How perfect is this?  It’s great for parties or entertaining guests, or simply for family.  My family loved eating our chili this way; however, I also made some the traditional way too.

Hearty Turkey Chili

Now, it’s time to enjoy a delicious bowl of chili!  It’s the perfect time to stock those pantries for the fall season.

Enjoy this hearty turkey chili!


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7 Responses to “Hearty Turkey Chili”

  1. Rally L.C.posted October 13, 2016 at 9:23 am

    You know, lately I feel that I am lacking inspiration for my cooking. Do not get me wrong, I looove to cook and improvise in the kitchen, but I need more inspiration. Seeing your recipe I wanna go and try it myself too, a nice bowl of turkey chili sounds delicious and if you add some cornbread just like you suggested it would be a truly fall amazing dish. I do not have a Sprouts supermarket here in FL, but I am sure I will find alternatives on the local market.


  2. Kendall Rayburnposted October 13, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Yum! This turkey chili looks so incredible! Perfect for Fall dinner – it gets so chilly here in Michigan, so this would be perfect for our house!


  3. Ashleyposted October 14, 2016 at 12:46 am

    This looks amazing! I always love a good pot of chili in the fall! I will have to try this recipe for sure!


  4. Jennifer Sposted October 14, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Oh man! This sounds SO good! It finally got cold enough here in Texas for me to start craving comfort foods like chilis and soup! I’m adding this to my weekly menu plan and getting the few ingredients I need tonight! 😀


  5. Karlyposted October 31, 2016 at 8:42 am

    This chili looks amazing! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!


  6. Laura | Food Fun Familyposted November 16, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party!



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