Crowd-pleasing Turkey Chili

Makes 8 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 30 min

This must-try chili is so versatile, the possibilities are endless. It can be enjoyed on its own or transformed into other dishes. Just one jalapeño pepper adds some heat to this recipe -handle it with care by washing your hands well before and after touching it.


1 pkg lean ground turkey 500 g
2 tsp canola oil 10 mL
onion, finely chopped
green pepper, chopped
cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp chili powder 15 mL
2 tsp dried oregano 10 mL
1 tsp ground cumin 5 mL
jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
can (796 mL/28 oz) diced tomatoes
can (540 mL/19 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup sodium reduced vegetable broth or water 125 mL
1/4 cup tomato paste 60 mL
bay leaves


Step 1
In a large saucepan, brown turkey, breaking up with spoon. Drain using a colander and set aside. Return the empty pot to medium heat. Add oil and cook onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin for about 3 minutes or until softened.

Step 2
Stir in turkey and jalapeño pepper and cook, stirring for 1 minute.

Step 3
Add tomatoes, beans, broth, tomato paste and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover slightly and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove bay leaves before serving.


Cook up a big batch of chili and freeze into meal-sized portions. Perfect for those hectic days. 
Get creative and use the chili for burritos, tacos, pasta sauce, baked potatoes or to top salads.
This flexible recipe can be tweaked into a brand-new chili. Change up the type of ground meat and swap in different beans, and you’ve got a whole new meal.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 185
Fat / Lipides 5 g
Saturated / saturés 1 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 49 mg
Sodium / Sodium 325 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 19 g
Fiber / Fibres 6 g
Sugars / Sucres 6 g
Protein Protéines 16 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer