Turkey Chili Recipe

Iowa City is forecasted to get its first snow in about a week which means it is time to break out the crockpot. Turkey Chili is the perfect comfort food to come home to after a long afternoon out raking leaves or a day of class. It comes together quickly and can simmer on for up to 8 hours while you are away from home. I personally like my chili as chunky and spicy as I can get it, but below is a more classic recipe for turkey chili. When its time to eat I add cornbread, cheese and a little bit of peanut butter.

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What you Need

2 cans chili beans

1 can garbonzo beans (drained)

2 cans diced tomatoes (drained)

1 packet chili seasoning

V-8 vegetable juice

1 small onion

1 green pepper

3 jalapeño peppers

2 lbs. ground turkey

Mix together chili beans, garbonzo beans, tomatoes and chili seasoning. Finely dice small onion, green pepper and jalapeños and add to bean and tomato mixture. Brown ground turkey and add to chili base. Add V-8 vegetable juice (I started with about 2 cups) to chili. Simmer for up to 8 hours. Serve with other items such as cornbread, cinnamon rolls, cheese, peanut butter, sour cream, or oyster crackers.

Here’s a few links to other chili recipes I found around the web:

Food Network – Top Chili Recipes 

Cooking Light – 32 Best Chili Recipes

Southern Living – 20 Hearty Chili Recipes

Do you like your chili five alarm spicy, mild or somewhere in between? How do you serve it up?

-M