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Spicy Turkey Chili

Made with ground turkey and incorporating sweet bell pepper, corn, and jalapeño, this spicy chili is warming, hearty, healthful goodness. Extra toppings of your choice - sour cream, shredded cheese, lime wedges, tortilla strips, more diced jalapeño - add fun and flavor.

Servings 6 servings
Author A Cookable Feast


  • 1 tbs. cooking oil with a high smoke point, such as grapeseed
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (Remove seeds if you'd like to reduce the spiciness.)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, stem and seed core removed and diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 3 tbs. chili powder
  • 1 tbs. cumin
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Garnishes of your choice, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, lime wedges, diced green onion, cornbread croutons, extra diced jalapeño


  1. Add the grapeseed oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey, breaking it up with a spoon into bite-sized pieces. Let cook for seven minutes, stirring frequently to ensure even cooking.

  2. Mix the garlic, onion, and jalapeño with the turkey and continue to sauté for an additional five minutes, or until turkey is cooked through.

  3. Next, add the chicken stock, tomatoes, beans, bell pepper, corn and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a gently rolling simmer and let do its thing for 25 minutes. Then voilá! you have a beautiful, hearty, spicy, flavorful chili to enjoy!