Turkey Chili Just in Time for the Fall Weather

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
10 cups
2 hr 10 min

I love making some chili when the weather starts getting cool but I usually go with ground turkey rather then ground beef to keep it healthy. This dish is only 3 pts on Weight Watchers! I also make it all in one pot to keep from having to many plates to wash!

I first brown the ground turkey with diced up onion and garlic. I usually use 4 cloves of garlic and a whole onion.

Once that is all nice and brown, I'll start adding the other ingredients in.

I think the key to giving turkey chili a lot of flavor is half a can of hoppy beer like an IPA and 1/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot (I put that sh** on everything!).

I also like using sweet potatoes rather then regular potatoes to keep it a little on the healthy side. I dice up two medium sized sweet potatoes and a whole tomato and toss it in the pot. I also add 1/3 cup of pasta sauce (you can substitute canned tomatoes and tomato paste).

Once that starts bubbling nicely, I add the beer, hot sauce and spices.

I usually like to do chili powder, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic salt, black pepper and bay leaves.

then I cook all the beans in a strainer as I've found that there is usually a coating if you use them right out of the can.

I mix in the beans, the corn and let it all simmer on low heat for about and hour and a half.

Once its all done I like to garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream (additional pts on WW) and enjoy!

Turkey Chili Just in Time for the Fall Weather
Recipe details
  • 10  cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 10 min
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  • pound of ground turkey
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • can sorted beans
  • whole onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • whole tomato
  • bag of frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • tsp garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • tsp chili poweder
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp cayenne powder
  • tsp red pepper chili flakes
  • 1/2 can hoppy beer

In a large pot, brown the ground turkey with diced onion and garlic for 15 minutes
Once the ground turkey looks done, add diced sweet potato and chopped tomato and let that cook for another 10 minutes
At this point, add 1/2 bottle of dark beer, 1/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot and 1/3 of tomato sauce along with all the spices and simmer for 20 minutes
In the mean time, wash sll the beans in a strainer
Add the beans and corn to the bowl and simmer for another hour