An easy, flavorful, and cozy chili recipe perfect for those weeknight dinners.
This is not just another chili recipe – it’s a comfort dish perfect for the fall season. Combining the heartiness of turkey with the sweet touch of maple, this chili is both easy to prepare and deliciously satisfying.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 can (14 ounce) fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can (15-ounce) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 to 3/4 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onions, peppers, and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables soften, roughly 5 minutes.
- Add ground turkey to the pot. Break it apart and cook until browned, around 6 to 8 minutes.
- Introduce the chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Mix well and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Incorporate the tomatoes, beans, chicken stock, and maple syrup. Raise the heat to bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Serve hot. Garnish with toppings of your choice, such as tortilla chips, avocado, or sour cream.
- You can easily double the recipe for larger gatherings.
- For longer cooking, you can let it simmer on the stove, covered, for several hours.
- For a slow cooker version: First, brown the turkey, then add all ingredients to the cooker. Set on high for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.
This chili is not only easy to make but also versatile. Whether you’re prepping a meal for the family or entertaining a crowd, this dish is sure to be a hit. The addition of maple syrup provides a unique and delightful sweetness that sets this chili apart. Enjoy your meal!