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Turkey chili

A lean and healthy turkey meat and bean chili, this is a year-round staple at my house. No one can resist its enticing smell and it disappears in no time...
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup / Stew
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell pepper, black beans, onion, poblano pepper, tomato, turkey
Servings: 8
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Veronique Eichler


Emeril's essence creole seasoning (yields 2/3 cup)


  • In a dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium high heat. Add the sausage and sear until brown, breaking apart into crumbles. Remove from pan to a large bowl, leaving the rendered fat, add the ground turkey and brown it, breaking it into crumbles. Remove from the pan and add to the bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil, the onions, bell peppers, poblano pepper, and cook, stirring, until onions are soft and start to brown. Add the garlic (pressed or minced) and all spices and cook for a couple minutes until the spices are fragrant.
  • Add the beer and tomatoes, stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Add the meat back in the pan. Add the beans.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 1 hour minimum.
  • For best taste, prepare a day ahead and reheat gently an hour before eating.


Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1016mg | Potassium: 964mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1949IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 9mg