White Bean, Turkey, and Sausage Chili

White Bean, Turkey, and Sausage Chili

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"A family favorite vamp of chili from Grandma Cheryl! You MUST use a large cast-iron pan, or chili will not thicken as fast or as much! Can sub chicken breast for turkey cutlets. Jalapenos and hot sausage are optional, but add the most flavor if you're not scared of a little spice!"


1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 588 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 588 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 40.9 g
  • 82%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1322 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Wrap the sausages in foil, place them on a baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir turkey in hot oil until evenly browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season turkey with 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Add onions and garlic to the turkey; continue to cook and stir until onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Pour in the white kidney beans and chicken broth. Season with 1 tablespoon cumin and 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  6. Mix in the chopped jalapeno and the whole jalapeno peppers, if desired. Remove the sausages from the oven and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Stir the sausage into the chili.
  7. Cook the chili until the whole jalapeno peppers are tender and chili is thick, about 15 minutes more.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use Hot Italian Turkey Sausage instead of pork, if you prefer. Whole jalapenos are optional, but tasty!
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  1. 9 Ratings


Loved it....I used hot Italian chicken sausage out of the casing and crumbled and I also used extra lean ground chicken instead of the turkey cutlets. I use low sodium fat free chicken broth and...

This was surprisingly good! I was nervous about the large amount of cumin (and we love cumin) and garlic powder; but, the spices were not overpowering. I skipped the chopped jalapeƱos; but, I ...

This was a great recipe, but I did substitute lean ground turkey for the cutlets. I added a few red peppers since I had them on hand, and boy was this good!