Sometimes The Best Ground Turkey Chili Recipes Are The Easy Ones!

Ground turkey chili is the best chili to make. The texture is better than ground beef and in my opinion, the ground turkey best absorbs the flavor of the chili. Especially the next day (if you have any leftovers). Oh my goodness is it delicious!

Speaking of delicious, have you tried chili fries using ground turkey chili? Talk about good! My kids LOVE chili fries and I feel a lot better with them using chili made with ground turkey on their fries. Now I'm not saying beef chili is bad. It's just that I like to limit my family's red meat intake. That's why I make chili recipes with ground turkey instead. It's a little healthier and *I've heard* that red meat takes a little longer to digest.

I have a few chili recipes using ground turkey. Some have beans, some don't. Some are spicy, some aren't. Either way I hope you enjoy them.

Easy Ground Turkey Chili

This chili only takes about 15 minutes to prepare and an hour to cook. To make it even quicker, use the pre-chopped, frozen onions found at your local grocers. Serve with some cornbread or crakers for a filling meal.


1 lb ground turkey

3/4 cup onion, chopped

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

3 cups water

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 teaspoon paprika

1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

1 6-oz can tomato paste

1 15-1/2oz can red kidney beans, drained (optional)

Cheddar cheese, scallions, sour cream for toppings


In large pot, cook turkey, onions and seasoned salt until turkey is browned.

Drain; return to pot.

Add remaining ingredients to pot; bring to boil, stirring frequently.

Cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Uncover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve in bowls with optional toppings.

SUPER Easy Ground Turkey Chili

A SUPER easy recipe for chili using less than 5 ingredients:


2 lbs ground turkey

1 bag Carroll Shelby's Chili Mix

1 8-oz can tomato sauce

2 8-oz cans water


chopped onions

chopped green peppers

canned, diced tomatoes

canned kidney, pinto or black beans


Brown ground turkey, drain, return to pot

Add tomato sauce, water and chili mix to ground turkey

Cook according to package directions.


It doesn't get any easier than this. This is the only chili mix I use. I have tried others, but they didn't quite live up to the taste I was looking for. This chili mix has all of the chili seasonings you need, including cayenne pepper. The best thing is, you get to control how hot you like your chili! I'm not one who likes their chili extra hot. I like to be able to enjoy the taste of chili without a running nose or bleeding eyes. Ok, maybe my eyes don't bleed, but they tear up so much it feels like it!

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