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Turkey chili

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by lane, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    finally tried making chili with ground turkey....we all really loved it.

    same ingredients but substituted turkey.

    my youngest son actually said it was the best i've ever made...that sure brought a smile.:)

    turned out better than ground sirloin or chili meat...

    anyone else tried making chili with ground turkey?

    also was wondering if you have any other recipes for ground turkey.
  2. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    I've tried quite a few recipes w/ ground turkey as the substitute. Chili isn't one of em, have to try!

    Ground turkey tacos, meatloaf, and so on have all turned out well.
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    That's all I use since I don't eat beef. Ground turkey has come a long way since I changed my diet.
  4. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    was wondering if ground turkey would work well with old el paso taco seasoning.

    will try next.
  5. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    will definitely say it feels healthier than beef.

    even lean beef.
  6. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Do you mind posting the recipe you used? (I guess that Q goes for any of the chili-making folks) I've never made chili, and I've been looking for some different ways to use turkey since thats typically the only meat i'll buy from the store
  7. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    3 pounds ground turkey...i cook enough for leftovers
    bolner's fiesta brand chili mix or your favorite
    diced onion
    diced jalapenos
    can of rotel
    1/4 of velveeta loaf cubed
    1 can bush pinto beans or your favorite
    creole seasoning
    garlic powder

    brown turkey with creole seasoning, pepper, garlic powder...drain

    add 1 heaping tb spoon of bolner's chili seasoning for every pound of meat and one pint of water for every pound.

    add onion and jalapenos and rotel and beans....bring to a boil...reduce heat and simmer for a hour.

    add cubed velveeta cheese last 15 minutes of simmer time.

    serve over minute rice

    fritos too

    make some mexican cornbread too.
  8. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, i'm gonna try this out
  9. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    you're welcome
  10. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    You trying to be healthier? Or just like the turkey? Because someone put a 1/4 pound of delicious velveeta loaf in your healthy chili.
  11. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    :lmao2: :lmao2:
  12. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    very rarely eat velveeta unless it's in chili..

    what's with the barb?
  13. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    Very interesting, I am going to try that. Instead of ground, I think I will chop up a breast and use that. Similar to how I use a cubed roast to do my beef chili.

    As far as other ideas for ground turkey, we make sloppy joes with ground turkey and they come out really good.
  14. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    That wasn't a barb, just pointing out that you were avoiding red meat but adding processed cheese food. You're either doing that because you like the taste of both, or because you were looking to slim down the recipe. If the later, I was going to suggest putting in an equivalent amount of greek yogurt or, in a pinch, ricotta, to substitute for the velveeta.

    If the former, then I got nothing. I know how good melted velveeta and chili is.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That is the only way my wife has prepared chili for years. It is fantastic!
  16. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Turkey is fine and all, but no Texas chili has beans in it!! J/K a little bit, I can't stand beans.

    I use nothing but meat, no hunks of veggies, just chili and meat. I used to use ground but adjusted over the years to using only 3 filet mignon's and 2-12oz ribeyes, all cubed.

    I prefer to put a scoop on a saltine and eat it that way, wife likes rice. The leftovers are used for a frito pie :)

    Never tried using turkey though, maybe one day I will give it a shot.
  17. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    My wife makes it all the time. Haven't had it with beef since she's made it with turkey.
  18. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    Eat all of these all the time. Tacos, chili taste great. For meatloaf, we actually also mix in some stove stop stuffing - it is awesome.
  19. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    The Men's Health 3 Amigo's Chili is really good.

    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, diced
    1 pound ground turkey breast
    1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with jalapenos
    1 can (10.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    1 can (10.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (10.5 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (14 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    *my addition -- Add cayanne pepper... as much as you like to desired level of heat.
    hot sauce

    1.Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the turkey and cook, breaking up the pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with juice, beans, broth, and spices. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with hot sauce.
  20. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I appreciate your recipes here at the Zone, Wimbo. Thanks for sharing as always.

    I switched to more Buffalo mean than regular beef. I think it tastes tons better than regular beef. So does my son.

    I think I will try the turkey chili this weekend. I have been meaning to give ground turkey a try and this seems like a great way to begin.

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