This one-pot Keto turkey chili is a delicious, hearty meal that’s bursting with flavor and so easy to throw together! It’s perfect for game day or to warm you up on a chilly winter evening.
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Keto Turkey Chili
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always eat chili. Big chunks of tomatoes can be hit or miss for me depending on how they’re cooked. So for a long time, I kind of forgot about this dish.
Until I got the idea to make Keto turkey chili.
Let me tell you right now: I wasn’t even paying attention to the tomatoes. I was just diving back in for big spoonful after big spoonful because it was so delicious! And the rest of the family had a pretty similar reaction, which is how you know it’s a winner of a recipe.
I am not exaggerating when I say this chili is bursting with flavor. The onion, bell pepper, green chilis, and garlic all meld together so beautifully while the chili powder, cumin, and oregano take it to the next level!
Oh, and did I mention that everything comes together in one pot on the stove? Prep takes about 15 minutes, then you just let it simmer for 30-45 minutes and you’re ready to serve!
Delicious? Check. Simple to make? Check and check. Perfect for every occasion from game day parties to cozy winter nights on the couch? I think you know the answer.
Why Does This Chili Use Turkey And Beef?
Since this recipe is called Keto turkey chili, you may have been surprised to see that the recipe calls for one pound each of ground turkey AND ground beef.
Why combine the two? Well, I have a few reasons for you!
First, it’s delicious. Turkey and beef both have their own unique flavors, and they happen to work SO well together. It just adds one more layer to this tasty chili.
Second, it’s great for your macros. Turkey is a very lean protein, but ground beef has a higher fat content. Fat plays an integral role in helping you feel full and satisfied, so I like to keep my recipes somewhat balanced between fat and protein.
Third, why not?
Can I Freeze Leftover Keto Chili?
You certainly can! And you’ll probably thank yourself later. There’s nothing better than craving something warm and hearty after a long day and then remembering that you have amazing Keto chili in the freezer waiting for you.
My recommendation is to fully cook the chili, then remove it from heat and allow it to cool. Make sure it comes all the way down to room temperature. Then, simply seal it in an airtight (with the air removed) container and pop it in the freezer.
When you’re ready to enjoy, take it out of the freezer to thaw, then warm it up in a pot on the stove. How easy is that!
What To Eat With Keto Turkey Chili
The bread is perfect for dipping in the chili as well as sopping up any extra at the end. And talk about a cozy meal.
If you’re looking for something a little more green, a simple salad or roasted veggies are always an option.
Of course, you can always enjoy it by itself! This chili is definitely filling enough to stand alone.
How To Make Keto Turkey Chili
Start by placing a large and deep-sided skillet on a burner over medium high heat. You want something large enough to hold all of the ingredients.
Add the olive oil and vegetables to the skillet and saute until they are just starting to become tender.
Next, add the ground beef and ground turkey. You want to cook the meats until they are browned completely and no pink remains. From there, drain off any excess fat and reduce the heat to medium.
Now it’s time to bring the flavor. Stir in the diced tomatoes, green chilis, minced garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin, then add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Finally, pour in the beef broth and stir to combine completely.
All that’s left is to simmer the chili over low heat for 30-45 minutes. The more time you give it, the more the flavors can really meld together! After that, you’re ready to serve.
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- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 1 small green bell pepper chopped
- 1 small red bell pepper chopped
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 4 oz. can green chilis chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoons oregano
- 3 cups beef broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place a large and deep sided skillet on a burner over medium high heat.
- Add the olive oil and vegetables to the skillet and saute until they are just starting to become tender.
- Put the meat in the skillet with the vegetables, and cook until browned completely. Drain off any excess fat, and reduce the heat to medium.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes, green chilis, minced garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour in the beef broth, and stir to combine completely.
- Simmer the chili over low heat for 30-45 minutes to allow all of the flavors to really meld together before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 829mgCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 43g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
For the step-by-step version of this recipe, check out the How to Make EASY Keto Turkey Chili Story.