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This turkey chili recipe is a part of my freezer meal series, where I share lots of delicious easy meals to make ahead and enjoy later. This recipe is one of my favorites when my kids were younger, and it helped me keep us all eating a well-balanced meal almost every day of the week. This chili recipe can be made on Sunday and frozen to thaw and reheat later in the week. All these ingredients are freezer stable and will not change the taste of the cooked meal if you do decide to freeze it. Try it out and see what you think.
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
One cup chopped red bell peppers
1 cup onions (chopped)
2 pounds of ground turkey
Two cans of diced tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 8 oz cup of tomato sauce
2 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Turkey Chili Recipe Instructions:
Add olive oil to the hot pan. Then add peppers and onions. Cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
Add the ground turkey and cook until brown over medium heat. 5 - 10 minutes or more.
Add tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic, cumin, and oregano.
Cover the Dutch oven with a lid and cook on low heat for 25 minutes or until tomatoes reduce in size.
Stir and let cool.
Transfer to a freezer bag.
Defrost in a bowl and reheat. Serve with cornbread, if desired.
Tools you will need to make this Easy Turkey Chili
There are only a few things you need to make this turkey chili recipe.
- Large Dutch oven for cooking. This link shows all the Dutch ovens on Amazon (affiliate).
- A cutting board is handy so you can prep all the ingredients.
- A wooden spoon helps with stirring the dish.
- A collider is helpful to rinse the beans.
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Here's the finished chili dish; what do you think? This picture is of the dish after I froze it and reheated it. If you need it, you can add a little broth or water to allow it to be a little more watery.
Please leave a comment below if you tried this recipe. I would love to hear from you.
Here is the recipe if you want to print it.