PGM’s Famous Turkey Chili


This stuff far from famous, but it is hella tasty. Plus, it’s perfect for the snow we’re experiencing up in Nashville right now. Chili’s great because the ingredients are cheap and you’re basically just dumping cans into a pot. You get to go about your life for hours and then come back to deliciousness. It also reheats amazingly and you can eat it for days. It’s pretty much the ultimate meal.


  • 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 (15oz) cans of diced tomatoes, drained
    • *If you’re not using a crock pot, don’t drain the tomatoes.
  • 1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can of red beans, drained
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can of green chiles
    • *We found this in the International foods section of Kroger, not the canned vegetable section btw)
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional if you want that heat)
  • 1 tsp chipotle pepper (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Toppings: Mexican blend cheese, Greek yogurt, and avocado (optional but encouraged)


  1. Brown turkey over medium-high heat until cooked through. (This means cook it until it turns brown or I guess light brown since we’re using turkey.)
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Sautée onion (until golden) for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Dump all ingredients into Crock Pot (or a large soup pot) and mix it all up.
  4. If using a Crock Pot, cook on high for 6-8 hours. If using a soup pot, cook on low/simmer for 1-4 hours. (The longer it cooks the more flavor there is.)
    * Yes, we use the washing machine as counter space. It’s resourceful…you should try it!fullsizerender4
  5. Top with cheese, Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream – trust us, it’s an incredible replacement), and avocado.

While the list of ingredients is extensive, canned veggies cost like 50 cents to a dollar.  All in all, you can eat for days for less than $10 if you play it right. It freezes great too. This recipe was adapted from Skinnytaste and brought to you for your reading and eating pleasure.

Eat up!

-Catherine and Ford

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