Turkey and Italian Sausage Chili

Turkey and Italian Sausage Chili

Don’t just love good ol chili? I am experimenting with different types so I’m planning to post different recipes this year.

Perfect for any sporting house parties – football, baseball, and so on. Also, it’s perfect for those long winter days, or when you simply want a bowl of comfort.

Turkey and Italian Sausage Chili

Most of the time, I would add a bunch of vegetables, such as onion, kale or spinach, celery etc. Sometimes simple seasoning gives me that kick to kill the cravings like one we have here. This is a quick chili, so you do not require to cook all day, but approximately 30 minutes altogether.

I am on the mission to try recipes that my friends are making for years, and when I find one that I love, I will share with Y’all.

Turkey and Italian Sausage Chili

This one is all mine though.  I wanted to skip the beef and make a somewhat lighter version using ground turkey.

Since I had an Italian Sausage in my fridge, I thought it would give a superb flavor, and yes, I was right. It was not overly spicy, although people that do not eat or like spicy even this would be too much. After all, it’s chili so you’d expect a little heat.

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Turkey and Italian Sausage Chili

Course Soup, stew
Cuisine American
Keyword stew, lunch, dinner, comfort food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground Turkey
  • 1/2 lb Italian Sausage without casting
  • 1 large red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 dried Bay leaf
  • 2 cans Fire Roasted diced tomatoes 14.5 oz each can
  • 1 1/2 cups organic Chicken broth
  • 1 15.5- ounces can Dark Red Kidney Beans drained
  • 1 15.5- ounces can Chili Beans
  • Add more Salt to taste only if needed


  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • Pickled Jalapenos

Homemade Chili Seasoning for 6 servings

  • 1 tsp ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. dried Oregano
  • ¼. tsp. dried Parsley
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. All-purpose Flour /OR Rice Starch


  1. Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large pot and add the ground turkey and Italian sausage. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, breaking down the meat until it is completely cooked.
  2. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, bay leaves and 2 tablespoons of chili seasoning. Stir well and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes at a medium temperature.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Add the drained beans and a whole can of chili beans, then cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 more minutes. Taste to see if it needs more salt to taste.
  5. Serve with cheese, sour cream, and pickled jalapenos if desired.

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