Game Day Three- Bean Turkey Chili

On Game Day you can create a chili bar featuring this hearty, meaty turkey chili combined with a tri-bean blend of pinto, red and black beans.  Serve the trimmings on separate bowls or bake a delicious corn bread to go with it.

For the ingredients, I simply used 93% lean ground turkey, onion, garlic, olive oil, green bell pepper, canned diced tomatoes, chili powder, ground cumin and salt and pepper to taste. For the toppings, you have a lot of options like chopped cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, chopped jalapeño pepper, avocado, etc.

Make the Turkey Chili

Start with browning the ground turkey in olive oil in a pot.  Next, stir in the onion and let it cook for a few minutes until onion is translucent.  Then add the garlic, canned diced tomatoes, jalapeño, chili powder, and cumin.  Season it with salt and freshly ground pepper to your taste.  Stir everything and cover the pot. Bring it to boil on high heat. Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to simmer slowly for one hour.  After that, stir in the beans.  Cover it again and let simmer for another thirty minutes. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to your taste.  Serve it with assorted toppings like grate cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, green onions and avocado.

On Super Bowl Sunday this turkey chili will be a perfect, lighter choice for your family and guests. Both adults and kids will love it. Serve it bar style with the toppings served on separate bowls. This way everybody can pick their own toppings.  I also have dessert choices on this site.  Browse and you’ll see delicious and easy smores bars, crepes, banana bread, ginger molasses cookies, berry cake, and whole of other things. I hope you try them and Happy Game Day!

Game Day Three-Bean Turkey Chili

Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 green onions for serving chopped
  • sour cream for serving
  • grated cheddar cheese for serving
  • diced avocado for serving
  • tortilla chips for serving
  • chopped cilantro for serving
  • 1 15 oz. can can of tricolor beans blend of pinto, red and black beans
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil


  • Heat oil in a pot on medium/high heat. Brown ground turkey in oil breaking up the meat into small pieces.
  • Turn down heat to medium. Stir in onion and let cook for 3 minutes until it is translucent. Add garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeño, chili powder, and cumin. Stir and let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let boil on high heat then turn down heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Stir in beans and let simmer another 30 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with green onions, sour cream, avocado, cheddar cheese, cilantro, and tortilla chips.
Author: Elizabeth Segal
Course: Main Course

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