When you have a craving for chili but don’t have the time, here comes this easy weeknight turkey chili recipe to the rescue! Warm and wonderful and ready in a half hour – how delicious is that?
I’ve had all kinds of chili cravings lately, maybe because we are STILL SEEING SNOWFLAKES here in the springtime month of April. And as a result, I come home wanting a bowl of warm spiciness to take the chill off, but making a pot of traditional chili on weeknights takes more time and organization than I have…except for this weeknight turkey chili.
This particular version uses ground turkey instead of beef, and simmers up with tomatoes and onion and a lovely conglomeration of spices in just about 30 minutes. And 30 minutes on a chilly, busy weeknight I can definitely handle. Let’s make it!
Because as much as I love cooking, and you know I do, there are just Those Days. You know Those Days, right? When I wish I could magically regain my energy…and speaking of magical energy, have you guys tried the Powerpuff Yourself thing yet?
If you have or have had a little one in your lives anytime since 1995 (yes, 1995, I looked it up) you have probably clocked some time discussing the Powerpuff Girls…and now there is a website where you can Powerpuff yourself. So I did.
There I am with my red hair and my bullet journal. And then I realized that I could Powerpuff myself IN MY KITCHEN.
Neither of which gave me any extra energy with which to make regular chili on a weeknight, but it was fun!
Meanwhile back at the chili, you want a package of ground turkey, some chicken broth, some diced canned tomatoes, a sweet onion and a whole heap of spices. You’re going to saute the onion with the spices, and then add the turkey and then the tomatoes and broth. Simmer the whole thing up for about 25 minutes, and then you get to sit down to a heaping bowl of THIS.
I topped mine with cheeeeeeeeese, but sour cream, guacamole, chopped scallions or any of the other delectable things that go on top of chili would be great too. And so take THAT, Thursday night – chili for everyone!Print
When you have a craving for chili but don’t have the time, here comes this easy weeknight turkey chili recipe to the rescue!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, depending upon how spicy you like things!
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
- Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and saute until tender, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in tomato paste and spices. Add turkey and cook until crumbled and cooked through.
- Add tomatoes and broth and simmer for 25 minutes until thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve with your favorite toppings!
Hi there! I’m Kate, and I’m a recipe writer, food photographer and devoted bacon lover. I started Framed Cooks in 2009, and my mission is to create and share family-friendly recipes that make cooking both easy and fun…yes, I said FUN! My kitchen is my happy place, and I want yours to be that place too. And if you make this recipe, I would love you to tag @FramedCooks on Instagram so I can see the deliciousness!