Turkey Chili

Ahhh… comfort food. This is my go to chili recipe. I think I could make it 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 | Lexiscleankitchen.com

Turkey Chili | Lexiscleankitchen.com


  • Turkey Chili

    Preparation 0:00 2017-02-26T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-02-26T00:00:00+00:00 Serves     adjust servings


    • 2 lb. ground organic turkey (can sub grass-fed beef)
    • 2 organic peppers (green, red, orange), chopped
    • 1-2 large onions, diced
    • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 2 large organic carrots, chopped
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 1 15oz. can tomato sauce
    • 1 15oz. can diced tomatoes
    • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
    • 1 28oz. can black beans (can reduce to 15oz. can)
    • 1 28oz. can kidney beans (can reduce to 15oz. can)
    • 2-3 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


  • In a pot, heat oil and garlic
  • Add in onions, peppers, carrots, and celery, sauté until golden
  • Add meat until brown, chop up some fine
  • When browned, add everything else
  • Bring to boil and then simmer uncovered until sauce is thick of about 3 hours (add water and spices as desired)