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Turkey Chili

This is a great healthy version of chili.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound white meat ground turkey
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cans 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes with green chilies.
  • 1 can 15 ounce kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 can 15 ounce black beans (drained)
  • 2 zucchini chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 yellow squash chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each of salt, cumin, and dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat olive oil in large pot.
  2. Add onion and celery and saute till onion is translucent. 
  3. Add turkey and season with salt and pepper and cook through. 
  4. Add remaining ingredients. 
  5. Bring to a boil and then lower the temperature to a simmer. 
  6. Simmer till the vegetables are cooked through. 
  7. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Serve with corn bread.


  1. I just made Chicken chili last night. I've never thought about putting squash in my chili....interesting.

  2. I have never put squash into chili, but it would give a nice flavour. Such a good comfort meal during these nippy days of winter.

  3. I love a new chili idea and I am thinking this one would probably do well to mulitply for a large group.

  4. Soups must be the thing...this is new, and I love soup, this might give the perfect zest that I need.

  5. Lecker,lecker,lecker!Schöne Blog.Bussi.Luciene.

  6. Funny thing - the flavour of the week on CBC radio this morning was Chili and they talked about all the versions people make. This one sounds very good.

  7. I love chili any which way..this looks like another good recipe!

  8. I really like the squash idea. Phil really does not like beans and I think he would like this one a lot better than what I usually make.

  9. The first time I had chicken or turkey chili was at an airport and it was so good ... I've enjoyed making it without a real recipe ... and your recipe gives me some more ideas of what to put in. It looks wonderful.

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  11. Your recipes are amazing. I am so glad I ran across your blog!

  12. nice touch the Turkey. I will make it.


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