Annie’s Turkey Chili: Best Chili I’ve Ever Had!

Feeding a crowd poses some challenges, but is also a lot of fun! Then, your 10 year-old nephew declares, “This is the best chili I ever had!” and you know that you’ve hit the jackpot (especially because his dad loves it, too.)

A beautiful serving bowl for the best chili, Uncommon Goods

My friend, Anne, taught me how to make this dish – right in the market, as she filled my cart with the ingredients I’d need.


unique serving pieces, Uncommon Goods

I doubled the recipe, since we had ten people visiting over the weekend. My husband and I also had a few bowls before company arrived. There was enough for everyone, plus a few bowls leftover. Easy and satisfying!

Annie’s “The Best Turkey Chili”


1 lb. lean, ground turkey

1 – 15 oz. can chili beans, undrained

1 – 15 oz. can three-bean blend, drained

1 – 15 oz. diced tomatoes

3 T. double concentrated tomato paste

2 sweet peppers, yellow, red, orange

1 yellow onion

1 T. dried fennel or dried dill

1 – 8 oz. pouch chipotle chili seasoning mix

1/4 c. brown sugar, packed

olive oil



cleaning and chopping sweet peppers
Be sure that all white membrane is removed from the peppers, to avoid a bitter taste.

In a large soup pot, brown ground turkey in a bit of olive oil, breaking meat chunks apart. Add chopped peppers, onion, fennel (or dill), both cans of beans, and tomatoes.

browning ground turkey

Then, mix in the chili seasoning pouch, tomato paste, and brown sugar. Add salt to taste.

Cover and bring to a slow simmer. Continue cooking for about an hour.

Adding veggies to chili

This chili is great served with tortilla chips.


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