Yummy Chili Recipe…

When it’s chilly outside there’s no better time to make a hearty and yummy chili to warm you on the inside.

I make this Chili in the colder months in LA -(please don’t hate me for saying colder months and LA in the same sentence if you reside  in a cold wintery climate). This recipe  has been a family and friend favorite for years, and I’ve included the complete 411 on all  I do and the products I use to make this a fan favorite.  Enjoy!


Terri’s Turkey Chili

Stir together in a Large Dutch Oven or Pot: 

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin oil
  • 1 package turkey meat (I use 85%  or 93% Jenni O Turkey Meat)
  • 4 Tablespoons dark chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 3 tablespoon hot sauce   (medium to extra spicy)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Tabasco Chipotle Sauce


  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 large bell pepper  diced (I use one red and one yellow or orange)

Cook Covered for 10 minutes at medium heat.


  • ½ bottle beer (I use a whole bottle)
  • 1 (28 ounce diced tomato) (I often use a oven roasted diced tomatoes in a can) 
  • ½ cup smoky barbecue sauce (I use TJ’s Organic Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 can organic kidney beans (15 oz.) I use  Trader Joe’s Organic Kidney Beans **Drain liquid and rinse with cold water before adding)


Heat a pot over medium heat. Add extra virgin olive oil and turkey meat. Season the meat with chili powder, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and chipotle sauce. Break up meat with back of a wooden spoon into small crumbles. Brown meat 5 minutes until cooked through.

Chop onion and bell pepper(s) add to turkey mixture and cook covered for 10 minutes.

Add beer and deglaze bottom of pan, scrapping the drippings and cooking off the alcohol. Add diced tomatoes, BBQ sauce and kidney beans. (*you can also add corn kernels here if you wish)

Cook another 10 15 minutes and then turn off heat and serve.

*Optional: corn kernels  can be mixed in after adding tomato sauce 

*Top with cheddar cheese or onions if you desire…

Double UP Tip 

*To make a double batch, heat 2 pots and make 1 batch in each pot rather than using 1 massive pot ….for whatever reason it just tastes a whole lot better.


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