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Bowl filled with White Bean Turkey Chili Recipe with spoon.

White Bean Turkey Chili

White Bean Turkey Chili is a hearty, delicious version of traditional chili! It's easy to make with just the right amount of spice!
Course Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine TexMex
Keyword chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 cups
Calories 167kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $12


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pint yellow grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 3 14 oz can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chilis
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Peel and chop the onion, mince the garlic. Slice the tomatoes in half. Dice the green and yellow peppers.
  • In a large stockpot over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown the ground turkey. When browned, remove from the heat and drain the fat. Set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pot. Add the onion, yellow and green pepper and all of the spices. Sauté for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are browned and tender.
  • Next put the browned turkey back into the stockpot. At this time also add the minced garlic and sliced tomatoes and saute for another two to three minutes. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients; green chilies, beans and chicken stock. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, reduce to low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings, enjoy!


Optional Garnishes;
Sour Cream, Chips, Shredded Cheese, Chopped Cilantro and Radishes
Freeze a quart!
This chili freezes great! When it's done, freeze a quart for busy days when you don't have the time or energy to cook. 


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 48.8mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.5mg