Sweet and Sassy Turkey Chili


Do you love chili this time of the year?

We do.
We eat chili alone, on nachos, and as part of other meals.
What we like to about chili is that there are so many ways to make it.

Sweet and Sassy Turkey Chili

Sweet and Sassy Turkey Chili

A long time ago, we had a friend who made award winning chili.
He would use all natural ingredients, which many of us can agree is an important thing to do when you are competing in a cook-off.
He loved to experiment with his recipes. One day he used some molasses- the key ingredient to his award winning 3 way baked bean recipe of course.

Molasses adds that amazing sweetness to this recipe.
Sometimes, ground turkey can taste kind of bland no matter what kind of recipe you use it in. We tried molasses in this chili recipe and were excited by the results. The sweetness helped offset the heat of other ingredients, something that I like.

Here is the recipe for Sweet and Sassy Turkey Chili

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Sweet and Sassy Turkey Chili
We love chili. When we make chili with turkey rather than beef, we seem to need some extra taste to it.
  • 1 1/2 tablspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Chopped Onion
  • 3 Cloves Chopped Garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped Pepper- Jalapeno or red or combination
  • 26-30 ounce can Canned tomatoes- diced, crushed or stewed
  • 3 tablespoons Chili powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Molasses or Maple Syrup
  • 2 Chicken bullion cubes
  • 2 cups Water (can sub in chicken broth for this and cubes above)
  • 1 tsp (optional) Tabasco or hot sauce
  • 1 16 ounce can Red kidney beans
Start by cooking your ground turkey on the stove in your olive oil.Use a large skillet on medium.When your turkey starts to brown, add your onions and garlic and continue to cook, stirring as needed.Once your onions begin to change color, add your chili powder, cumin, peppers and tomatoes. Cook for another 5-6 minutes stirring as needed.Add your bullion, water. molasses, Tabasco, and beans and bring to a boilReduce the heat and allow to cook for a minimum of 45 minutes, stirring as needed.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 depending on size
  • Yum


  1. Yummo!! This sounds amazing!! I wonder if I can find great molasses local to me!! Sounds like it really makes the recipe!

  2. This looks delicious.
    My hubs would welcome this when he gets home

  3. That sure sounds delicious and a little more healthy made with turkey

  4. This looks so good and a great idea for leftover turkey. Thank you so much for sharing

  5. Sweet and Sassy Turkey Chili, I know it super delicious but can't afford, hope you have a free taste, hahaha yummmmmmmy



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