Turkey Chili

This Turkey Chili is one of my go-to chili recipes! So hearty and flavorful, it never disappoints! Grain-free, dairy-free and so simple to prepare!

Turkey Chili

Ahhh… comfort food. I think I could make this recipe with my eyes closed at this point!

It is always a huge hit and it’s one of my top rated recipes. Perfect for a big party, football Sunday, or for a good weekly meal prep (tons of leftovers).

The best part of the chili is you can customize to your liking, some days I’ll add more vegetables based on what’s in season!

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Preparation 0:10 2017-03-29T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:30 2017-03-29T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 organic peppers (green, red, orange), chopped
  • 12 large onions, diced
  • 2 large organic carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 lbs. ground organic turkey (can sub grass-fed beef)
  • 1 15. can tomato sauce
  • 1 15. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 28. can black beans (can reduce to 15oz. can)
  • 1 28. can kidney beans (can reduce to 15oz. can)
  • 23 cups water, add 2 then 1 or 2 more later as needed
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, more to taste
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste


  1. In a medium pot over heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onions, peppers, carrots, and celery, and sauté until onions turns translucent and carrots begin to soften, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add turkey and cook until no pink remains and it is fully cooked through.
  4. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, black beans, kidney beans, spices and water.
  5. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Turn hear down and let simmer uncovered until sauce is thick, about 30 minutes. Taste. If it needs more flavor, let simmer for up to 1 hour. The longer this soup simmers, the more flavorful it will be!

Recipe Notes

  • *Omit beans to make this Whole30 compliant and paleo-friendly
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