Turkey White Bean Chili

makes 4-6 servings

  • 1 1lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced, seeds removed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes, with sauce
  • 1 4 oz. can green chiles
  • 2 15oz. cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • hot sauce, for serving
  • shredded cheddar, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • corn chips, for serving


In a large pot sauté onions, garlic and jalapeño in olive oil over medium high heat until onions become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cumin, paprika, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Add ground turkey and break up into small pieces with a spoon. Stir occasionally and cook until turkey is no longer pink, about 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, green chiles, white beans and chicken broth to the turkey onion mixture. Season with salt & pepper and simmer for about 30 minutes to let the flavors develop. Add hot sauce and additional salt & pepper if needed. Serve hot with shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, lime wedges and corn chips.