Simple Turkey Chilli

    1 hour

    This is a very simple and hearty soup with plenty of flavour. It tastes even better the next day! Serve it garnished with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Substitute with minced chicken if minced turkey is unavailable.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 500g minced turkey
    • 1 onion,peeled and chopped
    • 500ml (2 cups) water
    • 1 can crushed tomatoes
    • 1 can kidney beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 3 teaspoons mild chilli powder or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

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

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    This recipe was fantastic, though I added my own touches... Used a can of mild chili beans besides the kidneys, and mashed half of each can. Added a 4 oz. can of mild green chilies. Also diced half a green pepper and did not cook it or the onion until all the ingredients were mixed. Cut the water in half to make it thicker and heartier, and added a dash of cinnamon. We are definitely saving this recipe - it is the best we've tried so far! Edit: I've made this a second time now, this time in the slow-cooker. We did not change anything except to add a little more water. We left it on low for the day (8 hrs).  -  15 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This chili is a great version of it on the healthier side! I add some assorted veggies like carrots and peppers and onions to it- 1 cup of each to make it heartier and meet my daily veggie requirements  -  09 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipes with these adjustments. Sauteeed chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil. Then added ground turkey. Cooked with a montreal dry steak seasoning I use with turkey. Added in a little extra tomatoes, left out water & chili powder, added double the cumim, and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Simmered for 2 hrs (checking taste and adjusting seasonings slightly if needed) and served with shreded cheese and crackers for friends and my son. Was *gone* and had recipe requests afterwards. I so adore this site!  -  27 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)