Made in the vein of traditional chili, this Cowboy Turkey Chili uses ground turkey instead of ground beef to lower the fat content. Smoked paprika and barbecue sauce give this chili a unique southwestern flavor that is sure to please and ready in about 30 minutes.
There’s nothing quite like the comfort of having some hot soup on a cold winter’s day. That’s why this Cowboy Turkey Chili has always been one of our favorite recipes for this time of year. It’s the perfect meal for winter, as well as very simple to make. While made in the vein of traditional chili, the turkey, smoked paprika, and barbecue sauce give this chili a unique southwestern flavor that is sure to please. This recipe is also highly adaptable according to your own tastes. Plus by using ground turkey instead of traditional beef, you’re making an overall healthier soup, just in time to stick with your New Year’s resolutions!
You can also make this in the Crock Pot for added convenience. For maximum flavor richness, pair with bread or tortilla chips; and top with cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1¼ pounds ground turkey
- 3 Tbs of chili powder
- 1 Tbs of ground cumin
- 2 Tbs of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 large onion
- 4 cups of beef broth
- 2 Tbs smoked paprika
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 3 Tbs of barbecue sauce
- 2 cups of frozen corn kernels
- 1 can of kidney beans
- Salt to taste
- shredded cheese
- tortilla chips
- Heat a pot over medium-high heat and add the EVOO and the ground turkey. Season the meat with the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and Worcestershire. Break up the meat with a spoon and brown it up for about 5 minutes.
- While the turkey is browning up, chop up the onion, add to the meat, and cook for another 10 minutes.
- Add the water to deglaze the pan, and pour the broth in. Then add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, and barbecue sauce.
- Now bring the chili to a bubble then let it simmer for 10 minutes, (or longer if you want). Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve up the chili topped with the cheese and tortilla chips. OR really go crazy and top it with sour cream, fresh cilantro, salsa, or good ole crackers.
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