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Make it tonight: Super-simple turkey chili con carne

Make it tonight: Super-simple turkey chili con carne

A recipe for chili con carne using turkey that comes together fast enough for a weeknight dinner!

Total time: 31 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 27 minutes

Serves 4-6


1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb ground turkey

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning

4 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or more to taste

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes

1 28 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed


Heat olive oil in a large pot, cook turkey over medium heat until fully cooked, crumbling throughout the process, about 5 minutes.

Add onion, garlic, chili powder, Montreal Steak seasoning, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. Allow to cook until very fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Add in the crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add kidney beans and continue cooking another 10 minutes.