Chipotle Turkey Chili

Another cold gray day in Pittsburgh and another batch of turkey chili. The weather has been downright disgusting lately – cold, snow, ice and rain.  The kind of weather than makes you just want to stay in bed and since adults don’t get snow days I had to go into work. The spicy yet smokey chipotle was the perfect cure for a snowy day and added something extra to the simple turkey chili.

*Note – This recipe calls for chipotle in adobo, which is rather spicy. You can reduce the amount of omit it all together – your call!


1 lb ground turkey
1 small onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chiles in adobo
2 15oz cans diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon cumin
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon oregano
salt & pepper to taste
15 oz  can black beans
15 oz can kidney beans
1 cup frozen corn
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup green onion, diced

Begin by browning your turkey in a large dutch oven. Add onion, green pepper, chipotle and garlic. Stir until softened – about 5 minutes.

turkey chili

Then add all remaining ingredients, except the cilantro and green onion. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened to your liking.

turkey chili

Top with cilantro and/or green onion.

turkey chili



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