The temperatures have dropped a good 20 degrees over the last week in our neck of the woods. Rain, wind and a chill in the air has us welcoming fall with open arms, it is my absolute favorite season of the entire year! Nothing says fall more to me than a hearty bowl of homemade chili. Well, chili and a sweet cinnamon pumpkin candle. Hello fall, we’ve missed you.
This Tasty Turkey Chili is my go-to on a crisp fall day. It’s easy, budget friendly, healthy and DELICIOUS! It also freezes perfectly and makes for the most delicious leftovers, if you have any. My teenagers and their friends have taken down an entire batch in one sitting. I swear teenage boys are bottomless pits.
I am always on the hunt for affordable meals for our family. When you’re feeding four adults (and one mini adult), the grocery bill can skyrocket, and fast! The key for me is shopping sales. I check my local ads and build my grocery list and meal plan from there. When I saw that my local Smiths grocery store was having a sale including canned beans and natural ground turkey, I knew chili was on the menu! Right now during their 5x event (September 27th-October 10th) you can download digital coupons up to FIVE times for over $100 in savings. This is the time to stock up friends! So we did just that, I see lots of chili in our future. No complaints over here.
I love a budget friendly meal but love it even more when it’s quick and easy! The Instant Pot has been saving dinner in the Clean Eats kitchen since 2015! Anything you can do in the crock pot, you can do in the Instant Pot ten times faster. If you don’t already have one, get one!
This recipe tastes like it has been simmering all day long, but is ready to eat in under 30 minutes! The order in which the ingredients are added is key to the final result.
Its simple really…
Step one: sauté your onions and peppers in olive oil on the sauté setting. Once the onions are translucent, add in your ground turkey and seasonings. Sauté until turkey is no longer pink.
Step two: add beef broth, green chiles, salsa, tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, in that order and stir. DO NOT add the beans or zucchini yet.
Step three: place lid on pot making sure vent is sealed. Set the Instant Pot to manual for 10 minutes, allow for a natural release. Once ready remove the lid and add the beans and zucchini. Stir.
The shredded zucchini melts right in. Nobody will even know its in there. Sneaky.
Step four: place lid back on pot making sure vent is sealed. Cook on manual for another 5 minutes, manually release pressure and allow to simmer on warm for 10-15 minutes. I like to use my glass lid for this.
Look at all that chunky GOODNESS! Can you spot the zucchini? Told ya. MAGIC!
Step five: top with sour cream, cheese, avocado and cilantro. We like to dip ours with tortilla chips!
Step six: EAT! DEVOUR! ENJOY!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb Simple Truth Organics natural ground turkey
- 1 package clean taco seasoning or 3 tbsp homemade
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4-1 tsp red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp is mild
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 can 14.5 ounces beef broth
- 1 jar 16 ounces salsa
- 1 14.5 ounces crushed fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can 7 ounces mild green chile peppers, chopped
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1 can simple truth organic kidney beans drained
- 1 can simple truth organics black beans drained
- 2 medium zucchini shredded
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 avocado sliced
- fresh limes sliced
- cilantro optional
Select sauté on your Instant Pot. Once the display shows HOT add the oil, onions and peppers. Sauté until onions are translucent.
Add ground turkey and seasonings. Brown turkey by stirring often to break up chunks.
Add beef broth, green chiles, salsa, tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, in that order and give it a good stir. DO NOT add the beans or zucchini.
Close the lid and turn valve to sealing. Cook on manual for 10 minutes, allow for a natural release.
Once ready remove the lid and add the beans and zucchini. Stir.
Close the lid and turn valve to sealing. Cook on manual for an additional 5 minutes, manually release pressure and allow to simmer on warm for 10-15 minutes. I like to use my glass lid for this.
Adjust seasonings if needed and serve with cheese, sour cream, avocado and cilantro. Enjoy
Crock Pot version
Sauté onions and peppers until onions are translucent, add turkey. Brown until no longer pink..
Add all remaining ingredients, stir and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
*Stove top would also work.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.
Sounds amazing! I want to make it today. Wondering…if I use your homemade taco seasoning recipe, do I still add the other spices in addition to the taco seasoning? Also, what salsa do you recommend?
Sorry I am just seeing this! Yes still add all other spices listed in addition to the taco seasoning! I love Whole Foods chipotle salsa! It adds a little kick and so much flavor! Any chipotle salsa would work too! Enjoy!
I love this recipe! Made it last night 😋I would love to use the Lecreuset set next time I make it. I have 1 piece that I got as a surprise wedding gift and I love it. Looking to add more to my collection.
This looks absolutely delicious! I would love to make this with my new cookware from the giveaway! I am crazy about cooking and this would be a blessing of a gift considering all my pots and pans are from the 20’s that were passed down to me, a college student. Hope to win this amazing cookware!
Hi! I love love love this recipe. I prefer cooking on the stove top and not in an instant pot though. I would love to make this recipe again with the new nonstick set from the Le Creuset Giveaway!
I would be making this recipe in the cookware (if I won ;)), this is such an amazing chili! I’ve tested and family approved!!
Our family loves this soup!!! I’m talking 7 kids:boys, girls, teenagers, littles, and also my husband. Not many meals make everyone happy. Thank you!
I feel like this is a staple for cold winter months. I would love to make this recipe if i won the lecreuset cookware set!
I want to win the lecreuset cookware so I can make turkey chili!
HI, can you use another broth since I do not eat Beef? thanks!
Of course! Any broth would work fine.
Could you do this in a crock pot ?
Yes on low for 4 hours would be perfect. Just make sure you saute your ground turkey before hand!
This is my favorite. Can you provide the nutritional information please?
Hi Claudia, try the my fitness pal app! It will calculate for you by importing the ingredients!! Super easy!