Turkey Chili


Turkey Chili

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
1 (28 ounce) can canned
crushed tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can canned
kidney beans - drained, rinsed,

1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black

1.Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, and cook until tender.2.Pour water into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic. Season chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes

I used ground turkey instead of ground beef in my chili once and won't do that again. I made it the same as always except for substituting turkey, and it was flat tasting. The spices didn't help because turkey (in my opinion) has no taste. Of course, the fact that I don't care for turkey might have something to do with it. I was just trying to cut down on fat, but it isn't worth the loss in taste.


Most lower priced ground turkey is around 80% lean and 20% fat and has a pinkish look . So if you are trying to cut fat go for the 90 to 95% lean ground turkey breast which has more of a yellowish white look to it.