February 18, 2015

Turkey and Three Bean Chili


I love making chili on a cold winter's day. It's warming, hearty, healthy, and there's always plenty of leftovers. This bath made enough for two dinners for three of us and five of A's lunches. Three he had right after it's made, two I froze. Those are for when we don't have anything handy for his lunch. They are huge servings, too. Enough for him to have lunch and a bit for a snack later. My special ingredient in chili is cinnamon for a Cincinnati chili-like twist. This recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker as well.

Turkey and Three Bean Chili
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey 85% lean
  • 2 16 oz. cans of light or dark kidney beans, drained
  • 2 16 oz. cans of chili beans or other beans of your choice, drained if not chili beans
  • 2 16 oz. cans of pinto or other beans of your choice, drained
  • 1 16 oz. bag of frozen chopped onion and green peppers
  • 2 large cans of diced tomatoes
  • 2 large cans of tomato sauce
  • 6 T ground cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 4 T chili powder (or to taste)
  • 2 T sugar
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • If you like spicy foods, add hot sauce to taste
Brown ground turkey in skillet until fully cooked
Drain grease from meat
Combine all beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spices, and cooked turkey into a large pot
Cook on medium-low heat until beans are soft, at least three hours
Stir every half hour to keep ingredients from sticking and burning to bottom
Add shredded cheddar cheese to top of individual bowls before serving
Cool leftover chili before refrigerating and/or freezing
Freeze chili in individual portions for easy serving later

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22 comments:

  1. I love turkey!! This recipe looks delish. Thanks for sharing <3

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  2. Chili at this time of year is a family favorite and lately I have been learning how to make all different types of chili. I have pinned this as well - thank you!

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  3. That sounds really good right now- thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  4. This is awesome! I usually just make it from the can but this sounds so much better!

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  5. I made chili the other day. Must be this cold weather ;)

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  6. This sounds like a great dish especially with the miserably cold and snowy weather we've had lately! I like substituting the beef with turkey too!

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  7. This looks so good! I love ground turkey!

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  8. that really looks tasty. I'm pinning for later

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  9. Our family LOVES chili, I make it on a monthly basis. Next time I make it, I will be sure to try your delicious recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  10. Yum this looks really good! Something I'm sure my family would all enjoy!

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  11. This looks good. I will have to try it. In the mood for chili.

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  12. I love chili this one looks very tasty thanks for sharing =)

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  13. We don't eat meat.. but I use a lot of beans in our diet :)

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  14. I so love a good chili! I make mine vegetarian, but I make it with turkey for my son and my boyfriend!

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  15. Sounds like such a great chili. I need to cook with turkey more since it has less fat.

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  16. I am going to make this for dinner tomorrow. The perfect meal for such a cold day! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love chili with turkey great recipe. Beat wendys fastfood anyday. thanks for sharing.

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  18. This looks good and easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

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  19. Yum! Looks tasty! Adding to my list of recipes to try.

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  20. You just made it so easy.I always love your recipe! saving this for the weekend.

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  21. Thanks for sharing your recipe! We love chili - especially with turkey! - and we always enjoy trying new recipes!

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  22. I love chili even though my family prefers it bean-less. Sharing on Facebook! And thanks so much for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday!

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