Beanless and Easy Turkey Sausage Chili


I hate beans.
I'm sorry to all of the bean lovers out there, I just don't like beans no matter how much molasses and honey that you pour over them. I am just not a fan. I really hate when chili is laden with beans. Beans can become a cheap filler that can take over what should be a favorite comfort food this time of the year.

So here is what I came up with when we had a cool fall evening filled with college football and baseball playoffs.

Beanless and Easy Turkey Sausage Chili

You can make this with pre-cooked turkey sausage that you have chopped up like I did or precook your own ground turkey. I added beer to my recipe which you can easily sub water in for. I just love the rich taste that beer gives to chili. This can be low carb as well since the major carbs in this will come from the tomatoes and seasoning.
I enjoyed my chili as a taco salad but, I did serve this with some chips. This could be the perfect comfort meal.

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Beanless and Easy Turkey Sausage Chili
An easy and delicious chili that has no beans.
  • 2 pounds Precooked Turkey Sausage patties or other (you can buy turkey sausage and cook it yourself), chopped small
  • 1 can 24-28 ounce Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 packets (1-1.25 ounce each) Taco or chili seasoning
  • 2 cloves Chopped Garlic
  • can sub in water, 1/2 cup Beer
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Oil-I use olive
In a medium to large pot, saute your garlic with your oil on medium heat for about 4 minutes or until garlic starts to brown.Add your chopped turkey sausage and continue to stir for about 5 minutes.Add your crushed tomatoes, seasoning,beer and water and allow to bubble.Once your chili bubbles for a minute, turn the heat down to low and allow to simmer, stirring as needed.Once your chili has thickened, after about 5 minutes of simmering, it is ready to serve. Serve alone, with cheese, over nachos, or my favorite- as a taco salad. Also, why not try this in a crock pot?
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings
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  1. This looks great! I would much rather have turkey than beef or any red meat!

  2. this looks great, but beans are my favorite part of chili, lol. I don't use the dressed up beans, all flavored in molasses, etc. I just use kidney beans. (Or, in white chili, the white beans.)

  3. This sounds so good. I'm going to have to give it a try.



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