As fall is here, it’s time for fall cooking and that also means making a bit pot of 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?
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
- 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
- Cook and drain the ground turkey, then add it into a large stock pot or dutch oven.
- Add in the remaining ingredients.
- Stir the ingredients and mix well.
- Cover and let simmer and boil on low for about 20-30 minutes, stir occasionally, until warm and thickened.
- 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.
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.
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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