Super Healthy Turkey Chili

Super Healthy Turkey Chili


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey - 93/7
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into ½” chunks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into ½” chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into ½” chunks
  • 1 28 oz jar MID’S Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 15 oz cans diced and seasoned tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can of peeled tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 15.5 oz can of dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15.5 oz can of light kidney beans, drained
  • 1 bottle of dark beer
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


In a large stock pot over medium high heat add the olive oil.
Sauté the diced onion for 5-7 minutes until tender. 
Add the chopped garlic ground turkey meat. Cook, over medium heat, for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add all of the peppers.
Season with ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt and a couple grinds of black pepper and sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add Mid’s Pasta Sauce through light kidney beans (above) and increase heat and bring pot to a low boil.
Add dark beer and lower heat to simmer.
Add chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper and simmer for at least 25 minutes. (May simmer at lowest heat for up to 2 hours – your house will smell great!)
Check seasonings; add salt, pepper, or more cayenne as desired and garnish with your choice of toppings and enjoy.

Garnish ideas:

Grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream
Chopped chives


Add sweet and hot turkey sausage to the meat mixture for a more robust flavor and meatier chili. Remove sausage from casings first.
Use a Mid’s Meat sauce for a two-meat chili
Freeze in individual freezer containers and put in refrigerator on a Sunday afternoon so lunch is ready to go for the workweek!

Serving Information

10 + big bowls of chili

Prep Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

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