Chili is one of our favorite comfort foods, so it’s not unusual for me to make several batches during the fall and winter season. This Spicy Turkey Chili is actually a family recipe that I’ve changed up quite a bit. The old recipe was made with beef and didn’t have a whole lot of flavor. Thick and rich with just the right amount of spice. This hearty, warming chili is easy to make and will be your new favorite!
If you like chili that’s a bit spicy you are going to love this. The secret to the spiciness is definitely in the sauce. I used True Made Foods Veracha Sauce to kick it up a notch. Their Veracha is a 100% vegetable Sriracha – made from tomatoes, carrots, butternut squash, jalapeños, spinach, and cayenne, it has all the flavor and none of the sugar.
Chili is the perfect meal prep recipe for weekly lunches or dinners, hosting a party, or for when you’re just in the mood for some good old comfort food. You just need one large pot, and less than 45 minutes, and dinner is ready! This chili is quite the protein powerhouse. I used lean ground turkey,kidney beans, black beans, and Veracha to give it that signature kick. I have found that this recipe gets spicier as it sits. So if you’re not the biggest spice fan, you may want to take the spices down a notch. I like to serve my chili with tortilla chips and sometimes over white rice. Oh, and don’t forget the shredded cheddar and the sour cream! They make all the difference and the flavors complement each other perfectly. Enjoy!
This Spicy Turkey Chili is huge on flavor, and you’re going to love how easy it is to make!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 TBS minced garlic
- 28 ounces of diced tomatoes
- 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 TBS tomato paste
- ¼ cup True Made Foods Veracha sauce (add more if you like spicier)
- 3 TBS of chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt and pepper to season
- Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat.
- Add in onion and garlic and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink.
- Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.
- Next add in tomatoes,tomato paste,veracha sauce and beans.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until chili thickens and flavors come together.
- Taste and adjust seasonings and salt as necessary.
- Garnish with your favorite toppings, cheese, sour cream, sliced avocado.
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