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The Best Turkey Chili Recipe Lean Ground Turkey, Seasoned Chili Beans, Tomato sauce, Spices and a few secret ingredients make this the best turkey chili recipe ever! www.modernhoney.com #turkeychili #chilirecipe #fall #fallrecipes

Turkey Chili Recipe

The Best Turkey Chili Recipe with two secret ingredients!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey chili recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive or Canola Oil
  • 1 large Onion (finely diced)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. Ground Turkey (I suggest 93% lean)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Garlic Salt (start with 1 teaspoon and can add more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • (1) 12-ounce can Dr. Pepper, Coke, or Root Beer
  • (2) 14 1/2 ounce cans Tomato Sauce
  • (1) 14 1/2 ounce can Petite Diced Tomatoes (drain the juice if you want a thicker chili)
  • (2) 14 1/2 ounce cans Chili Beans
  • 3 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Ranch Dressing Powder


  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocados
  • Green Onions
  • Cilantro
  • JalapeƱos
  • Tortilla Chips or Strips


  1. Heat large pot over medium heat and add oil. Heat for 1 minute and add diced onions. Let cook for 7-8  minutes or until the onions become softened. Add ground turkey and let brown, breaking up into small pieces as it is cooking. Season with garlic salt and pepper. 

  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add Dr. Pepper, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (if you want a thicker chili, drain the juice), taco seasoning, chili powder, and ranch dressing mix. Let simmer for 15 minutes. 

  3. Stir in chili beans and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes. 

  4. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese, sour cream, green onions, cilantro, avocado, tortilla strips, and sprinkle with fresh lime.