epic turkey chili


My all time favorite chili recipe is this right here.  It’s spicy and beautiful — PERFECT FLAVOR… spiced just right.  The baked fries give it that extra special touch.

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Cook Time:  45 minutes

Chili Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 jalapeños, minced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 tbs gluten free flour
  • 3 tbs tomato paste +1 tbs water
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can red beans, drained & rinsed


Heat the oil in large pot over medium high heat.

All at once, add the garlic, jalapeños, celery, bell pepper and onion and saute for 5 minutes or until veggies soften.

Next, add the turkey and use a wooden spoon to break up the meat, until no longer pink – about 7 minutes.

Add the flour and mix.  Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cloves, to blend – about 2 minutes.  Add the broth and beans and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chili thickens.  Make sure to taste and adjust the salt, etc. if necessary.


  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream

Yields 4 servings.

Baked Fries Ingredients:

  • 3-4 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Scrub the potatoes clean.  Slice them into fries, skin left on.  In a bowl, mix and coat them with olive oil, paprika, chili powder, cumin & salt to taste.  Place them on the sheet, not overlapping, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until just tender.


  1. Base recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis California Turkey Chili, with some clean subs by moi.
  2. Any sugar works.
  3. Regular all purpose flour works.

…delicious happens

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