This is a great healthy and easy-to-make chili, made famous at Firehouse Station No. 2 in Madison, Wisconsin. Serve with corn bread johnny-cakes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown turkey and Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, cooking and stirring until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers to meat; cook and stir until peppers are soft and excess liquid has evaporated, about 10 more minutes.

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  • Mix diced tomatoes, chili beans, red beans in chili sauce, yellow and white corn, black beans, chopped green chiles, barbeque sauce, cumin, chili powder, parsley, and red pepper flakes in a large soup pot. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer chili for 20 minutes. Stir turkey mixture into chili and simmer 15 more minutes to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 76.9mg 26% DV; sodium 1419mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
I haven't made this yet, although, I have made chili similar to this. The recipe sounds delicious & I plan to give it a try. My comment shall be more directed at Mr. "Poppycock's" comment. You, sir, are rude & narrow minded. The recipe states that it is TURKEY chili, or didn't you catch that part? If you prefer beef chili, then move on but don't be rude. Chili is something that is made in a wide variety of ways according to ingredients & region & some people enjoy trying new twists on things. And, addressing your anti-grain, pro-fat rant... How's that diet working for your colon health??? A good , healthy diet should be whole food ingredients and mostly plants. There's nothing wrong with meat or dairy but neither should be the largest portion on the plate & should be eaten in moderation. Grains are not "poison", not if they are whole grains AND, once again, eaten in moderation. The real culprit to diabetes and obesity is processed food & too much sugar. Perhaps you have a secret jealous streak because you, as a firehouse cook didn't promote your cooking style & someone else did? Grow up!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2016
This would be better named "Bean soup with sausage." It's not chili. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2016
I haven't made this yet, although, I have made chili similar to this. The recipe sounds delicious & I plan to give it a try. My comment shall be more directed at Mr. "Poppycock's" comment. You, sir, are rude & narrow minded. The recipe states that it is TURKEY chili, or didn't you catch that part? If you prefer beef chili, then move on but don't be rude. Chili is something that is made in a wide variety of ways according to ingredients & region & some people enjoy trying new twists on things. And, addressing your anti-grain, pro-fat rant... How's that diet working for your colon health??? A good , healthy diet should be whole food ingredients and mostly plants. There's nothing wrong with meat or dairy but neither should be the largest portion on the plate & should be eaten in moderation. Grains are not "poison", not if they are whole grains AND, once again, eaten in moderation. The real culprit to diabetes and obesity is processed food & too much sugar. Perhaps you have a secret jealous streak because you, as a firehouse cook didn't promote your cooking style & someone else did? Grow up!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2013
Easy Chili to make a crowd favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2013
Pay attention to the servings This recipe makes TONS! Just scale it down and you should be good. This is some of the best chile I have ever had! I love the different taste of the turkey and sausage instead of beef. Me and the husband both ate more than we should have. I made it by the book (only simmered it a bit longer) and it was so per. I definitely recommend! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2014
Firehouse Station 2 Healthy Chili Haiku: "Didn't put in corn; we don't like it in chilis. Had to half it too." Whew glad that I scrutinized the ingredient list b4 opening cans b/c that would've made ALOT! Course if I had a firehouse station full of fireman to make this for I would gladly double or triple the recipe but that's beside the point. A very good chili very thick nice flavor perfect spice that didn't necessarily require a heavy squirt of hot sauce and I liked the addition of BBQ sauce which I'm sure depending on the brand you use could be a hit or a miss. (We're partial to Sweet Baby Ray's.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2016
This was excellent! I doubled the bbq sauce in it added onions cayenne and garlic powder. Also threw in some chunks of cheddar and served it with oyster crackers. Big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2013
Got rave reviews at church Sunday lunch. Used original Rotel diced tomatoes. Used one less can Rotel and only one can chopped green chili peppers in a recipe for 30 servings. Add back only if you want the heat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2014
Absolutely delicious! I did make modifications by using mild italian sausage and reducing jalapenos to 1/2 what was syggested. Also used the beans in mild chili sauce. It was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2016
I didn't use the 2 cans of chili beans. I used 1 can of green Chile's 3 cans of diced tomatoes (1 was low sodium) low sodium black beans (rinsed) added diced red onions and freshly diced green and yellow bell peppers. Even added 1pound of ground chicken. Topped it off with shredded Mexican cheese. Poured it over a slice of cornbread. I also used regular sausage links diced and lastly I used about 2tbsp of dried parsley Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2013
Soo delicious! I added about a half cup tomato sauce to make it less thick. But great flavors Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2016
This would be better named "Bean soup with sausage." It's not chili. Read More
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