Meet the Sullivans: RECIPE: White Bean Turkey Chilli

March 14, 2018

RECIPE: White Bean Turkey Chilli

This White Bean Turkey Chili recipe is one of those recipes I make all the time and feel like I'm always telling people about, because we love it, but I don't have the recipe written down anywhere.

It's pretty basic and the photos aren't gorgeous (sorry, nothing Pinterest-worthy), but this chili is GOOD and you should probably add it to your arsenal of family-friendly recipes. This is also one of those recipes I can make without measuring or checking a recipe, which I love, because who has time to do that! And it makes a ton, so there are always leftovers or enough to freeze.


1 pound ground turkey
1 (16 ounce) can diced no salt added tomatoes
3 (16 ounce) cans Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (4 ounce) can fire roasted green chiles
1 medium onion, diced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 qt chicken stock
1 cup 2% colby jack cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste 

1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottom pot. Sauté the onions until translucent, then add the garlic for about a minute. Make sure the garlic doesn't burn. I like to add a little salt at this point. Kosher salt is my favorite.

2. Add the ground turkey and stir until it is cooked through and brown and crumbly.

3. Add the taco seasoning and stir. Sometimes a do a few shakes of cumin as well. Add the cannellini beans, diced tomatoes and stir to combine.

5. Pour in some of the chicken stock, but just enough to make the whole thing full, but not so much that it covers the chili -- you don't want it to become a soup. Now let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes or longer if you need to or want to. Make sure to keep an eye in case you need to add more chicken stock.

6. Add a handful (about a cup or so) of cheese and stir, then serve!

If you give this a try please let us know how it turned out for you and if you liked it! Enjoy!

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