Spicy Turkey Chili

Spicy Turkey Chili - GF-

I’ve made a couple of variations of chili on The Honour System. A Vegan Chili, that we loved, and a traditional Beef Chili topped with some not so traditional avocado (yum!). Up next in the chili queue is a turkey incarnation. Tis the season, right? 😉 Time for turkey!

Spicy is a pre-requisite. There are so . many . ways to add life to your chili. For this turkey chili, I rolled with lotsa peppers. I spent a good while at the counter chopping away. This is probably a weekend-type meal because it does take some time to prep and you do want to let it bubble away and get all full of flavour.

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So speaking of flavour, let’s talk garlic. I minced up a bunch of cloves of garlic for this recipe. I adore garlic.

Spicy Turkey Chili - Gluten Free

Now, I know this is not the most natural thing out there but I do like a good hot sauce. My go-to is this chipotle number. I douse eggs in it and love it in spicier soups and stews.

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Time for the chopping peppers! I used a red one, a yellow one, and two yellow hot peppers. More spicy. 🙂

I chopped up some leftover tomatoes instead of buying a can. I really try to avoid cans because of the BPA shit in the lining that has been linked to numerous health concerns. I am still forking out the dough for canned beans, however, for the brands without the BPA in the lining. It’s a lot more expensive than buying dried but my attempt at soaking and cooking beans fell flat. Any tips?

Clearly my skills lie in chopping. Check it out:

Spicy Turkey Chili - Gluten Free-

Some shredded cheddar on top was a nice, creamy addition and softens the heat a bit. Oh, and I love cheese. Chives or green onions would be nice too. If I had some, I totally would have tossed them on top. I had parsley, so that’s what I used.

Spicy Turkey Chili - GF

Chili is so good for freezing or for leftovers heated up for a nice lunch the next day. Cook once and eat twice, as I like to say. So smart for maintaining a healthy eating lifestyle.

Have a great week, everyone!

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Spicy Turkey Chili – Gluten Free

Sharon Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 425 kcal



  • Over medium low heat, warm the olive oil in a large pot. Add onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Sit in garlic until fragrant, about another minute
  • Add ground turkey and cook until crumbled and cooked through
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer on medium low heat, stirring every so often, for at least an hour.


Calories: 425kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 59gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 2727mgPotassium: 2027mgFiber: 8gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 5430IUVitamin C: 137.5mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 6.4mg
Keyword gluten free turkey chili
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  1. This recipe looks delish! A meal feels naked to me without hot sauce so I totally appreciate a good spicy recipe 🙂

    1. I currently don’t have nutrition stats on this site. We just stick to a whole foods philosophy. 🙂 They have a great counter at my fitness pal –> if you wanted to research details.

  2. I spend the extra money on Eden Organic (at least, I think that’s the brand you’re talking about) beans too because I have problems cooking them from dried as well. I think Terry Walters recommends soaking/cooking them with kombu to help tenderize them. I noticed Eden uses kombu in their beans too but I haven’t gotten around to trying it myself yet!

    1. Omg … mine turned out terribly! Some were cooked through, some were hard in the centre … not good. When I find the Eden brand on sale at Fortinos 2/$4 I stock up big time.

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