Philip’s Famous Turkey Chili – poultry, dinner

Written by Philip Walter on Mar 7 at 8:08 pm in diet, dinner, poultry, recipes

Another healthy recipe - Turkey Chili.

Nothing’s better on a cold evening than chili. This is my version with turkey breast and half a beer. I like to serve it with a little grated cheese and whole grain crackers, though the cheese and crackers aren’t figured into the calorie count here. Enjoy!


  • 1 28-oz Can and another 15.5-oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 15.5-oz Cans Beans (use a couple different kinds if you like)
  • 1.25 lbs Ground Turkey Breast
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 oz of Your Favorite Beer (mine’s Sierra Nevada Pale Ale)
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Ketchup (optional for a little added sweetness)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Heat1 Tbsp Olive Oil in large pot.
  • Mix 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1 tsp Cumin, and Salt and Pepper with Turkey and cook several minutes until done. Remove meat from pot.
  • Mix 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1 tsp Cumin, Salt and Pepper, and Garlic with Onion and cook until Onion is translucent.
  • Place Turkey back into pot, pour half of 12-oz beer into pot and bring to a boil.
  • Cook for several minutes until about half of beer is reduced.
  • Add Beans, Tomatoes, Bay Leaves, 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder, 1 tsp Red Pepper, and Ketchup if desired.
  • Bring to a boil, then let simmer on medium for at least 40 minutes.

Nutritional info for a fantastically healthy turkey chili recipe.

For a printable PDF version of this recipe, click here.


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