Turkey Chili

I saw “The Mom 100 Cookbook” on The Talk one day while waiting in a doctor’s waiting room. It had some simple, quick and yummy looking recipes. Even though I am not a mom yet this cookbook appealed to me. The recipes were more every day type recipes rather than all fancy and time-consuming recipes and that suits me way better. I looked at the mom 100 blog and found this example recipe. The turkey chili recipe was the deciding factor in me purchasing this cookbook, and I love it so far. I just received the book today, but I will definitely be testing some of these recipes as soon as possible. You can find this recipe at http://www.themom100.com/the-mom-100-blog/recipes/turkey-chili/ and order yourself a copy of the cookbook here. 


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 large red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 pounds ground turkey or chicken and/or fresh turkey sausage removed from the casing
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or coarse salt, or more to taste
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons pureed chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (optional)
  • 3 cans (about 15.5 ounces each) cannellini, kidney, or black beans, or a mixture of 2 or 3 kinds of beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley (optional)
  • Hot cooked rice, for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large deep pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers and cook until softened, 4 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano, basil, chili powder, and cumin and cook for 2 minutes more.
  2. Add the turkey, chicken, sausage, or whatever combination you are using, and the salt and black pepper, stirring to coat well with all of the spices. Cook, stirring until the meat loses its pinkness, about 6 minutes, then add the tomatoes, chipotles, if using, and the beans. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until the mixture tastes like chili, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in the dill or parsley, if using, and add more salt and/or pepper as necessary.
  3. Serve the chili with hot rice and any toppings you like.

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