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Easy Chili Recipe

When it gets cold outside, my mind automatically goes to the easy chili recipe that my mom makes.  I’ve modified it of course because that’s what daughters do: we take traditional dishes and make them our own. 

easy chili recipe for a cold day

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Easy Chili Recipe



So Saturday morning, I woke up and it was 32 degrees. Geez, Happy November to us!  It was a gorgeous day outside and the forecast was to hit the high 50s.

But it seemed to me, that it was the perfect time to make some comfort foods and watch Hallmark movies. 

Specifically, make a big pot of Chilli, put on fuzzy socks and watch Hallmark Movies.

After a little shopping at Target in my Uggs drinking a Machiatto.

Sounds so basic but fun right?

So that’s what I did. 

I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and picked up everything I needed

  • Ground Turkey’
  • Beans
  • Stewed Tomatoes,
  • onions, green peppers 
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Spices…

And now comes the reason I call this an Easy Chili Recipe

 Easy chili recipe with avocados, tomatoes, cheese

After browning the meat with the veggies, I literally threw everything in the pot and let it simmer for 2 hours.

Bam, done.

Gorgeous, easy chili, ready to eat. 

I was so ready for it, I just sprinkled a little cheese on it and dug in.

But this Chili is great with sour cream, avocados, salsa…

Looking for an easy way to make awesome chili this game day? Check out Progresso Chili

Easy Chili Recipe

LaShawn Wiltz
Easy Chilli Recipe for those cold days when you want comfort food.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 336 kcal


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green Bell Pepper
  • 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can of dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can of light red kidney beans
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chilli Powder
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Optional: cheese sour cream, avocados, salsa as toppings


  • Saute green peppers and onions until tender in 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add ground turkey, season with pepper, salt, garlic powder to taste
  • Brown meat
  • Drain both cans of beans
  • Add in Beans, stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • Stir all ingredients together, bring to a boil
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for two hours
  • Garnish with toppings of your choice!


Serving: 1gCalories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 21gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 580mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6g
Keyword Chilli, easy chilli, homemade, recipe
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So the next time you are looking for a easy comfort food recipe, check out this Easy Chili Recipe.

Let me know what you think! 

Recipe Rating

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Friday 26th of June 2020

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