Time Required: 50 minutes

Turkey/Veggie Chili

A healthy, cozy chili recipe with some southwestern-inspired flavors.
Plus it's cheap, easy, and reheats beautifully as leftovers.

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This recipe is slightly spicy; to make it less spicy, either use less cayenne pepper, only ½ the jalapeño, and/or only ½ the poblano.

This recipe also reheats very well as leftovers, especially if stored in individual, portion-sized containers.

Turkey/Veggie Chili


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 medium bell peppers (1 red, 1 green)
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 2-3 limes
  • ½ can Guinness (roughly)
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 ½ tsp crushed coriander
  • 1 tsp crushed cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp black pepper
Suggested Toppings:
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • dollop of sour cream


  1. Sauté the turkey in a pan until cooked through and crumbly.
  2. Finely dice the peppers and onion. Add roughly 2 tsp olive oil to a large pot, then add the diced peppers and onion. Using a garlic press, press the garlic cloves into the pot.
  3. Sauté the peppers, onion, and garlic until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, spices, cooked turkey, and ¼ can of Guinness to the pot. Stir to mix and heat on low-medium heat until simmering.
  5. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding Guinness as necessary for consistency.
  6. Rinse black beans in a colander and stir them into the pot, adding Guinness if needed, then return to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Chop the cilantro and slice the limes in half. Add most of the cilantro to the pot, squeeze in 2 limes (4 halves), then return to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Taste chili and add Guinness, spices, cilantro, or lime as desired, then simmer 5 additional minutes.
  9. Serve with your chosen toppings, then store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week.