Spicy and Sweet Healthy Turkey Chili

{Insert: Me trying to be more like a food blogger}

So yesterday B and I were invited to a chili cook-off, unfortunately my crock-pot was acting up and the chili never really heated up. Whoop Whoop :(.

But secretly I was glad {gasp}, it meant we were able to take a lot home to enjoy for this week!!

Although I did not win the chili cook-off, I did win a Super Bowl bet, $40!!

Now back to the deliciousness…


I found this recipe to be spicy and sweet all at the same time. A great cozy recipe to kick-off this super cold month!

{Side note: Taking pictures of chili can be hard because it is not always the best looking! But trust me, this recipe is dynamite!}




Adapted from: Healthy Comfort Spicy Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 lb pounds ground turkey
1/4 cup chili powder
3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon hot sauce (depends on how spicy you like it)
1 tablespoon salt
2 cans light red kidney beans, drained

  1. In a large soup pot, heat canola oil over high heat. Add onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add turkey, chop into chunks making sure the turkey browns and the pink is gone. Stir in chili powder.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, broth, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce, and salt. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer, stirring often until the chili is thickened (about 45 minutes.)
  4. Stir in beans, cook until heated through, about 15 minutes. Uncover for the last 15 minutes of cooking.
  5. You may need to add more liquid (broth or crushed tomatoes, whatever your feeling) depending on how you like your chili.
  6. Top with garnish of your choice, and enjoy!

Your Turn! 

How do you make your chili? 

Do you make a vegetarian or meat lovers chili? 

10 thoughts on “Spicy and Sweet Healthy Turkey Chili

  1. I just made a batch of turkey chili myself! I used white beans instead of kidney beans, but it was almost the same thing. I love spicy chili but my boyfriend isn’t the biggest fan, so I always just load up the hot sauce after I put mine in a bowl 🙂

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