This Colorado River Turkey Chili recipe was originally created by the residents near the Colorado River which helped form one of the greatest natural wonders in the world, the Grand Canyon.
Unlike some of my other chili recipes (Spicy Chicken Chili), this one is not spicy and uses turkey instead of beef.
The only thing I like more than Mac & Cheese is Chili. I typically prefer a chili with a kick to it but even though this Chili is not spicy at all, it rates right up there with some of the best I've ever had.
If you are obsessed with Chili like I am, you must check out my tasty collection of Gourmet Chili Recipes. I recommend my Delicious Turkey Chili, my Quick and Easy Turkey Chili, my Diabetic Asian Turkey Chili, my White Bean and Chicken Chili or my Spicy Chicken Chili.
If you've ever wondered about the origins of Chili, you might want to check out this interesting article I found.
According to the International Chili Society, there are several categories of Chili: Traditional Red Chili, Chili Verde, Homestyle Chili, and, believe it or not, Salsa. They stipulate that Homestyle Chili is the only category of chili that allows the use of "fillers" such as beans and pasta.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Colorado River Turkey Chili recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Lemon Juice, Ground Turkey, Garlic Cloves, Yellow Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Stewed Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Red Kidney Beans, Sweet Corn, Ground Black Pepper, Chili Powder and Salsa.
🥣 How to Make this Colorado River Turkey Chili
Pour lemon juice into a large deep frying pan. Add the turkey, garlic, onion and green pepper to the pan. Cook until the turkey is browned.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Let simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
Serve in a bowl topped with cheese and tortilla chips.
Colorado River Turkey Chili
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Small Yellow Onion, Chopped
- 1 Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 30 oz Stewed Tomatoes
- 6 oz Tomato Paste
- 15 oz Red Kidney Beans, Rinsed & Drained
- 15 oz Sweet Corn
- 2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
- ½ Cup Salsa
- Pour lemon juice into a large deep frying pan. Add the turkey, garlic, onion and green pepper to the pan. Cook until turkey is browned.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Let simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
- Serve in a bowl topped with cheese and tortilla chips.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.