Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

Turkey Pepper Chili

This chili is a great alternative to beef chili and one with some added ingredients that are considered to be a healthy alternative.

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 pound white meat ground turkey
1/2 onion chopped
2 stalks of celery chopped
1 red bell pepper seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
1 Anaheim chile seeded and chopped
2 cups chicken stock (or more if needed)
1 can 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
1 can 15 oz. white beans or black beans (drained)
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. each of salt, cumin, and dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
4 cups of chopped Kale
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in large pot, add onion, celery and all peppers and saute till onion is translucent. Add turkey and season with salt and pepper and cook through. If needed add a little of the chicken stock during this process if the turkey starts sticking to the pan. Add remaining ingredients, including Kale. Bring to a boil and then lower the temperature to a simmer. Simmer till the vegetables are cooked through. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
Serve with corn bread.


  1. Does look delicious for these cool (rather COLD) fall days. I always have the ground dark turkey meat in my freezer so I'm supping that for the white ground turkey. Also I'll have to leave out the jalapeno & anahelm peppers as neither of us like them. Could you maybe suggest a spices :)

    1. You would be fine without the Anaheim and Jalapeno and the spices that are listed will give enough flavor. If you want to add some kick add a little cayenne powder or red pepper flakes...

  2. That sounds and looks wonderful Ellen!!! Yum.

  3. Yes, healthy ingredients in there! Thank you for the alternative.

  4. I must try this one! It looks delicious, although like the first commenter, I'd have to omit the anaheim and jalapeno. (We girls like things spicy; my husband, not so much.) Mmmmm...

  5. Sounds good and much healthier!!!! I'm a spice girl (probably Scary Spice!), and this is right up my alley! Thanks!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.