Sometimes, I don't have time to cook or just don't feel like it. This is a great chili recipe for those days. It doesn't have the deep, rich flavor of my Thick & Hearty Steak Chili, but that one takes awhile to prepare. This turkey chili recipe is tasty, healthy, and quick--start to finish in 30 minutes. Seriously. Most of the ingredients come from a can, but are still nutritious and good. Taco mix is all the seasoning you need to make this chili taste great. Easy short cuts that work.
Step 1. Assemble the ingredients: ground turkey, chicken broth, olive oil, salt, taco seasoning mix (homemade or 1 store-bought packet), onion (oops, not pictured), Cans of: diced tomatoes (fire roasted are best, if available), pinto beans, tomato paste, diced green chiles.
I wrote a post awhile back with my recipe for a homemade taco seasoning mix that I make up and store in a jar to have on hand for flavoring tacos, nachos, and chili. It's much healthier (and tastier!) than what you can buy in the store. Here's that recipe, if you want to make your own:
4-5 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (or one store-bought packet); recipe for making your own taco mix at www.TheYummyLife.com/recipes/76
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (fire-roasted recommended)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
1 to 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
salt to taste
Add olive oil to Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles as it cooks. Sprinkle on taco seasoning mix and stir to coat turkey thoroughly; cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and stir; then add diced tomatoes, beans, green chiles, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Stir. Add more chicken broth, if needed, to reach desired consistency (thick or brothy--your choice). Heat through and simmer for 15 minutes. Add salt to taste.
Want it spicier? Add a dash of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes.
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