chili recipe with white beans and turkey

White Bean Turkey Chili

 Servings: 6-8

White Bean Turkey Chili Ingredients:

  • olive oil spray
  • 2 small onionschopped
  • 5 garlic cloveschopped
  • 3 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 4.5 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powderto your taste
  • 1/2 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakesto your taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 15.5 ounce cans of cannellini or navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt

Optional Toppings

  • Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheeseshredded
  • diced avocado
  • cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • chopped scallions


  1. Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium flame. When hot, spray with oil.
  2. Add onions and garlic, saute until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the meat and cook, breaking it up until white and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add diced green chilies, salt, cumin, oregano, chili powder, red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Pure 1 can of beans in the blender with 1 cup of the broth. Add to the pot with the remaining beans, broth and bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  6. Cover and reduce to a simmer, about 30 to 35 minutes mixing occasionally, until thickened and the flavors meld.
  7. Stir in sour cream and cook 4 to 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning and salt to taste.
  8. To serve, topped with your favorite toppings.
  9. Slow Cooker directions: To make in the slow cooker, follow steps 1 to 5, reducing the broth to 1 1/2 cups and transfer to the slow cooker for 8 hours on low.
  10. Instant Pot directions: To make in the Instant Pot, you will need an 8 quart IP or halve the recipe. Reduce the broth to 1 1/2 cups, cook high pressure 25 minutes.