Mar 23

Turkey Chili

Grab your cast iron pot (holy smokes I love mine) or heavy duty pot , and saute an onion, carrot, and some garlic in olive oil for a few minutes.

Next throw in your ground turkey and season that with a bit of salt and pepper.

After your turkey is cooked through throw in a can of drained black beans,

and a can of drained kidney beans.

Give that a good stir and now throw in a can or diced tomatoes, and a can and a half of tomato sauce.

I like my chili on the saucy side.

Kinda like I like my men…. I honestly don’t know what I mean by that.

Spices, there’s a good amount of them here so take note… or you can just print out this recipe.

2 tbl spoons of chili powder,

2 tsp of cumin,

2 tsp of oregano,

and one heaping tbl spoon of brown sugar.

I know my tbl spoon doesn’t look heaping here, but trust me thats how much I put in.

Add a touch more salt and pepper, and a couple of bay leaves.

Wait a second!

Before you put that lid on, taste it! Do you like it? Can you taste all of the spices your carefully measured in?


You want to add more chili powder?

Go for it!

Ok, now stir all your spices in, bring your pot to a boil then bring it down to a low lazy simmer and put the lid on it.

Let it simmer for about an hour, and taste it along the way.

Now you can’t have homemade chili with out homemade corn bread! I got this recipe off the box of cornmeal & it works every time.

Of course me being me, I had to add a few extra things. Don’t worry you’ll like em.

In a large bowl whisk together 1 cup of corn meal, 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, and 1 tsp of salt.

In a smaller bowl whisk together 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 1 egg.

Combine the two slowly and whisk together.

To this add one can of drained corn,

and 1 cup of cheddar.

This looks like more than one cup of cheddar probably because it is more than one cup of cheddar.

I am never shy when it comes to cheese.

Give your corn meal mixture a few good stirs & pour into a buttered (Pam is fine) baking dish.

I used my pretty oval one cause your here.

Pop into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, and look at that! Beautiful homemade corn bread!

Top your  big bowl of chili with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and serve with your yummy cornbread.

I guess I can deal with a few more weeks of rain.



  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 2 tsp of oregano
  • 1 heaping tbsp of brown sugar
  • sea salt, fresh ground pepper to taste
  • olive oil

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