Four kinds of beans and plenty of seasonings make this chunky chili a crowd-pleaser, particularly on autumn days. 'Serve bowls sprinkled with your favorite shredded cheese,' suggests Judith Whitford of East Aurora, New York.

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20 mins
45 mins
1 hr 5 mins
15 servings


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook the turkey, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.



When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 26.1g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 47.9mg; sodium 795.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (104)

Rating: 5 stars
I saw this recipe in quick cooking and it is awesome! However in the magazine it said 1-2 tbsp chili powder; 1-2 tsp cumin I always put 2 tbsp chili powder and 2 tsp cumin and it is awesome! I noticed that someone else added V-8 juice to thin it out, well at first it is thick and not much juice but when you bring it to a boil and the longer that you let it simmer the more juice is produced. I have made this recipe for about 2-3 years now and it is everyone in my families favorite. If you want it spicier add more jalapeño pepper w/seeds. I also add to my own bowl a few shots of Texas Pete. MMMM I also always use extra lean ground beef for a healthier option. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I actually made this a while back and never rated it...I just came back to find it to make it again. I usually don't try recipes that haven't been rated a lot but it seemed easy so I thought I would try it. After I cooked the meat, onion and green peppers, I threw everything in the crockpot and cooked it on low all day. It turned out wonderful...I topped with shredded cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've never liked chili til now! This was the first time I've made it from scratch, so no wonder, right? My boyfriend really loved it too and we're having it for lunch again today! I didn't have an onion, so I used scallions and I also didn't have a jalapeno, but it still came out spicy enough. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious! I started by browning the ground turkey with the peppers and onion and seasonings (I upped the chili powder to about 3 T and the cumin to 2 t.), and I also added a few shots of Tabasco. I used frozen homemade stewed tomatoes left over from my garden, and I used only black and kidney beans. The result was great, and along with homemade corn bread, made for a yummy winter meal! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent chili! I cut the stewed tomatoes to 3 cans and added 1 can of petite diced tomatoes. Also added 3 C of V-8 juice to thin recipe a bit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
my first time ever making chili and this chili is awesome! super easy to prepare and even better the day after you make it!! for the most part i followed this recipe to a "T" except i ended up using two cans of stewed tomatoes and two cans of peeled whole tomatoes which i believe helped to thicken the chili and the two cans of peeled whole tomatoes actually turned out to be lower in calories, carbs & sodium than the stewed tomatoes, which made this chili even healthier. at first it seemed like a lot of beans, but in the end it just helped make this chili a hearty, chunky chili. next time around, i will add more spices & jalepeno pepper to give it the extra kick. A sure hit and tastes great with some mexican cheeses mixed in & saltines on the side. thank you for a great recipe!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I had a recipe similar to this and lost it! This recipe was just as good! I did omit some items (green pepper, jalapeno and cayenne pepper) simply because i did not have them on hand. And i added a small can of tomato sauce. I cooked the turkey and onion as directed and then just threw everything in my crock pot and let cook on low for about an hour!! It was delicious!! Thanks!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good basic chili, quick and easy to make. Added a few cloves of garlic, 2 jalopenos, and tripled the ammout of chili powder. Also browned the turkey in a seperate pan, drained it, and added the meant to the onion/pepper/garlic that I sauteed in olive oil. Turned out well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I left out the pinto beans in favor of an extra can of kidney beans. I use one can of dark kidney beans and one can of light, just to add color variety. I also added 3 cloves pressed garlic and let some of the water boil out for a thicker chili. It was delicious and had just a little bit of heat. To make it even better, I served it over corn bread :) Read More