Turkey chili in a flavorful beef broth base, loaded with white beans, and warm seasonings. Cooks in one pot on the stove top. Serve this white bean turkey chili with sour cream, shredded cheese, and corn chips.
I originally shared my recipe for turkey chili almost 4 years ago when I first started blogging. I always love going back to my early posts and updating them. It’s fun to see the progress I’ve made and things I’ve learned along the way.
Not sure if you know this or not, but I have always taken ALL the photos for this blog with my iPhone. I still do and probably always will. My pictures are not perfect or the best, but it’s fun to see the progress through out the years.
Which bring me to this white bean turkey chili recipe. It’s one of my favorite things to make on a cold day. There is just something comforting about a warm bowl of chili with all the toppings; sour cream, shredded cheese, and Fritos corn chips, or tortilla chips too.
In my house, you can’t serve chili without Fritos. It just won’t ever happen 🙂
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE
- This recipe makes a lot of chili. Which is a good thing because I can get two meals out of it. Use the leftovers and make these cornbread chili waffles. This is the recipe I use and it’s so good! Top the cornbread waffle with some of this turkey chili and then add some sour cream, cheese, green onion, or whatever else you want.
- If I have some extra time I will let this simmer for as long as I can. It can be done just after about 20-30 minutes of simmering time, but the flavor gets richer and the chili gets heartier as it simmers longer.
- This can also be made in the slow cooker. Brown the ground turkey with the onion and seasonings (according to recipe) and put the browned turkey in the crock pot. Add the other ingredients and cook on LOW heat for 4-6 hours. It does really well on the WARM setting if you’re not eating right when it’s done.
- We don’t like spicy chili but if that’s your thing, then add some cayenne pepper, a can of diced green chilies, or really anything that can make it spicy.
- I prefer to use the full-salt beef broth in this recipe. It adds flavor which is important for chili. You can use the reduced sodium beef broth but you may need to add additional salt depending on preference.
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White Bean Turkey Chili
Turkey chili in a flavorful beef broth base, loaded with white beans, and warm seasonings. Serve this white bean turkey chili with sour cream, shredded cheese, and corn chips.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 can (28 oz) petite diced tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
- 3 cans (15 oz each) white cannelini beans (drained & rinsed)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
In a large soup pot cook & crumble ground turkey, onion, cumin, oregano, and salt over medium-high heat until turkey is no longer pink. Drain if necessary.
Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and Fritos corn chips.
Sometimes the ground turkey is sold in 1.25 lb packages and that's fine. Use all of that if that's all your store has.
You can use any onion you want. I normally use a white onion or yellow onion. You could also use a sweet onion if wanted.
Just trust me on the cocoa powder. It gives the chili a rich, dark color and flavor. It really is that finishing touch on this chili.
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