Turkey Chili with Leftover Turkey


I made this with leftover turkey but would also work well with leftover chicken, too! Garnish with sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips, if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large sweet onion, diced

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 6 tablespoons chili powder

  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 4 cups cooked turkey meat, chopped

  • 3 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can beer

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, about 7 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until it starts to soften, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add turkey and stir until well coated with spices. Pour in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, beer, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to medium low and bring to a simmer, uncovered. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chili has thickened, about 50 minutes. Add black beans and cook until heated through, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

502 Calories
13g Fat
59g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1997mg 87%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 73mg 363%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 13mg 70%
Potassium 2019mg 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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