Healthy Recipes: Turkey Chili

The weather here in Arkansas finally felt like fall (for a whole two days). The weather dropped down into the 50s during the day, and the cool air felt so refreshing that I wanted every window and door open. I also really wanted chili.

I had been telling Chad I was going to make turkey chili for weeks, but it doesn’t feel right to make chili when it’s 80 degrees outside. So, the second I saw a 50 degree day in the forecast, I went to the grocery store and stocked up on all of the ingredients needed for a big ol pot of chili. You know it’s officially fall when you have a pot of chili on the stove, your pumpkin candle burning, and you’re snuggled up with a blanket on the couch.

So, if the weather where you live is finally starting to signal the changing of the seasons, throw these ingredients into a big pot, and let them simmer to perfection!


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can regular diced tomatoes
  • 1 can garlic diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 pack low sodium chili seasoning (because I ran out of chili powder)


  1. Heat up olive oil in large pot.
  2. Dice onion and garlic and add to pot. Let cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add in ground beef and chop up into small pieces. Cook through until no longer pink.
    1. If your ground turkey is greasy, drain the grease.
  4. Once meat is cooked, add in kidney beans, diced tomato, tomato sauce and seasoning.
  5. Let simmer for 1 hour on medium heat.
  6. In my opinion, serve over Fritos with a little bit of queso on top for the best fall meal!

We move into our new place in a few days, and I cannot wait to make even more fall recipes in our new kitchen! Stay tuned for a new apartment update this weekend! Happy fall y’all!

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  1. I’m so hungry after reading this. I think I’m going to pass this recipe onto my wife, who’s got a knack for soups and stews and whatnot. Thanks for sharing!

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