Sweet, Savory, and Spicy White Bean Turkey Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

"I love chili, and this is really one of my favorites. A lot of the traditional ingredients, but a few surprises like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and apple cider really make this a nice comforting chili. Add the typical toppings - such as avocado, sour cream, cheese; even olives and scallions. I admit, there are lots of ingredients, but it isn't difficult and it makes a big pot."

Original recipe yields 8 servings
  • Garnish (use any that you like)


  • Serving Size: 1 (350 g)
  • Calories 369.4
  • Total Fat - 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.2 mg
  • Sodium - 384.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12 g
  • Sugars - 5.4 g
  • Protein - 22.1 g
  • Calcium - 76.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Base ... In a large pot, add 1/2 of the olive oil and all the vegetables (onion, celery, peppers, and garlic) along with the red pepper flakes; cook on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the rest of the oil and turkey; breaking up the turkey as it cooks. Cook on medium heat until the vegetables are tender and the turkey is no longer pink.

Step 2

Chili ... Add in the tomatoes, broth, apple cider, beans, green chilies, corn, bay leaves, and seasoning (except the fresh cilantro, lime, and hot sauce); bring to a boil, and check for seasoning. You should really simmer a bit before adding any additional seasoning - as it simmers the flavors intensify and change. After a hour, check again for seasoning. You can add more cumin, cinnamon, salt or pepper; depending on the flavor you like. After another hour, check again for seasoning. Simmer anywhere from 1-3 hours. The more it simmers and rests, the better the flavor.

Step 3

Finish ... Right before serving, add in the lime juice and cilantro and prepare any garnishes you like.

Step 4

Serve ... I like sour cream, avocado, cheese and lime wedges. But olives are also really good. Corn or tortilla chips are also fun if you don't like corn bread - or try Sarasota's Sweet Cornbread with my Jalapeno Lime Butter (both posted on Zazz), that is my favorite. Just ladle in a big bowl, top and ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.