Hearty Turkey Chili Recipe

A Very yummy recipe for hearty turkey Chili. Serve with sour cream and a bun.


1 Tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 lbs. ground turkey
2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder (or more to suit)
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained

Serve with:
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

Serves 6-8


In a large pot, or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the onions and sauté until tender.

Add the garlic, cook one minute.

Add the green peppers and cook 2 minutes.

Add the ground turkey and cook until lightly browned and cooked through.

Add tomatoes, chili sauce, chili powder, lemon pepper, basil, thyme and hot pepper sauce.

Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to combine.Once it boils, turn down to low and cover.

Let simmer for 30 minutes.

Add kidney beans; simmer an additional 30 minutes.

Optional but delicious served with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.