Thank you to the National Turkey Federation for sponsoring this post and inspiring this recipe!
Not to brag, but I’ve always thought that I made the most amazing chili. That is until I made the decision to substitute out red meat for ground turkey. I know that you’re probably yelling at me through the computer screen in thinking that it might be a little something different and sacrilegious. However, hear me out…it’s amazing! Chili is my “go to” meal for when I’m need of that special bowl of comfort food, and now I made it a little healthier and packed with more protein by simply using ground turkey breast into my recipe. The ground turkey breast actually absorbs every single ounce of flavor that it’s cooked with. One bit of this chili, and you’ll see what I mean.
Whether you’re making a casserole in the oven, and or a great bolognese on the stove top…you should totally try using turkey to replace a conventional meat. Veal Scallopini? How about Turkey Scallopini! Chicken Kabobs? How about Turkey Kabobs! The sky is the limit of how you can use turkey for just about anything at all: bacon, sausages, and so much more.
In case you didn’t know, the National Turkey Foundation‘s role is to promote the turkey industry, while supporting farmers to raise well-treated turkeys in a comfortable setting that is environmentally safe…which in turn creates a much tastier turkey.
I’ve added a small surprise ingredient in my chili! Cumin. I love that flavor that cumin helps to bring to my chili – a light nutty, spicy-sweet flavor. It’s just so perfect. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- Shredded Cheddar, for serving