This is just the best tasting chili. My family prefers it over beef chili. I like to put out toppings such as chopped onion, cilantro, chopped bell pepper, cheese, and sour cream and let everyone serve themselves.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 cups
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir the ground turkey in a large pot over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, onion, garlic, and red wine. Season with chili powder, cumin, parsley, oregano, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 2 hours. Stir the chili occasionally as it simmers. Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 22.2g 7% DV; fat 5.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 47.9mg 16% DV; sodium 561.9mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
This was my first time making chili and the recipe was a great guide. I used 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of ground chicken because that's what I had in the fridge. Worked great. I added some extra garlic and cooked the garlic and onion for a few minutes and then browned the meat in the same pot. After putting it all together I put it in my crockpot on low for about 4. I also added about a tbsp (or a lil more) of fire-roasted chopped green chilies. The fam loved it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2011
I use this recipe now and again because I always have all of the ingredients in the pantry. That being said it always turns out pretty bland and I end up having to almost double the seasoning. It's good just needs some help! Read More
(11)
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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
This was my first time making chili and the recipe was a great guide. I used 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of ground chicken because that's what I had in the fridge. Worked great. I added some extra garlic and cooked the garlic and onion for a few minutes and then browned the meat in the same pot. After putting it all together I put it in my crockpot on low for about 4. I also added about a tbsp (or a lil more) of fire-roasted chopped green chilies. The fam loved it! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(69)
Rating: 4 stars
01/10/2011
Good recipe. I've made a turkey chili similar to this for a few years. I find the proportions here are substantially similar. Some of the time, I have to omit the bay leaf (personal taste) and tone down the red pepper flakes and add a bit of garlic. But all in all, this recipe is fine. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2014
This is almost just like I make. The only difference is I sautee a chopped green bell pepper in with the onions. I also use a jar of black bean salsa (or whatever salsa I have on hand) instead of the can of tomato sauce & add a pinch of brown sugar. My daughter likes corn in chili, so I add that too! :) My latest addition is chilies in Adobo sauce. Adds a nice smokey authentic taste! Add to your taste though, they can get hot if too many. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2011
I guess you like your chili spicy because we used 2 tablespoons of chili powder and we couldn't eat it because it was so spicy. Did you use a specific type of chili powder? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2011
Amazingly delicious! I followed recipe exactly and the flavor is delicious!!! Never had chili with red wine in it. A fun variation to my regular chili. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2011
OMG this recipe is absolutly amazing. I have shared this with frinds and have gotten rave reviews. All the flavors and balanced well through out. Top with shredded sharp cheese chopped onion and a dollop of sour cream and you have a winning recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
We are on a low cal. diet and this was the best recipe for turkey chili. It has a lot of favor. I can eat only one cup and it satisfies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
I make this about the same but I like to add whole canned mushrooms and pork and beans with molassas.I add a couple packages of already made chili spice you can buy at any store instead of the cumin parsley and oregano. The combination is perfect. All in all an awesome recipe. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
I cooked this recipe Sunday and it was great. My family loved it. I forgot to add the red wine. It was a simple and quick recipe. I will try it with the red wine next time. It was not as spicy as I thought it would be. I love garlic and I added lotsa garlic to the recipe. I added a whole thing of garlic! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
10/11/2011
I use this recipe now and again because I always have all of the ingredients in the pantry. That being said it always turns out pretty bland and I end up having to almost double the seasoning. It's good just needs some help! Read More
(11)