spicy turkey chili


1lb of ground turkey

1/2 pepper of your choice, diced

1/4 onion, diced

1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes, drained

1 15.5oz can of chili beans, drained slightly

1 14.5oz can of black beans, drained

1 small bag of frozen corn or can of corn, drained

1-1/2 tbsp of chili powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp of paprika

1/2 tsp of cumin

1 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 tsp of red pepper flakes

Salt & pepper, to taste

Shredded cheese (optional)

Plain greek yogurt or sour cream (optional)

Avocado (optional)

Jalapeños (optional)

Directions for Stove:

Turn stove to med-high heat, and drizzle with olive oil. Add ground turkey and brown. Once cooked, drain a little of the fat out and return to the pot. Add onions and green peppers to the pot, and cook until translucent. Add tomatoes, chili beans, and black beans. Add all the seasonings. Stir. Add a little water if the consistency is too thick for you. If too thin, simmer with lid off to let some of the liquid evaporate out. Turn heat down to low and let simmer until ready to eat. Top with cheese, greek yogurt/sour cream, or any other toppings. Enjoy!

Directions for Crockpot:

Brown ground turkey on the stove. Once cooked, drain a little of the fat, return to pot, and add onions and peppers, cooking until translucent. Once cooked, add turkey, onions, and peppers to crockpot, along with all other ingredients and seasonings. Add 1/2 cup of water to crockpot. Stir well and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. Serve warm, topped with cheese, greek yogurt/sour cream, or any other toppings. Enjoy!

*Note: Instead of using the seasonings listed in the ingredients, you can also make a great chili with a chili seasoning packet from the store. Also, the longer chili simmers, the better it tastes. You can top the chili with any of your favorite toppings. For a more complete meal, you can add rice, cornbread or tortilla chips too!

Dresden Davis