Turkey Chili by Forge.’s own, Kristi Bush. A perfect one pot dish for cold winter days. Loaded with protein, veggies and long on flavor. 


•1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

•1 pound ground turkey

•1 onion chopped

•1 red pepper diced

•2 carrots sliced

•2 cups water

•1 16 oz can crushed tomatoes

•1 16 oz can black beans

•1 tablespoon of garlic, minced

•2 tablespoons chili powder

•½ teaspoon paprika (I use smoked paprika)

•1 teaspoon dried oregano

•2 teaspoons ground cumin

•½ teaspoon of salt or to taste

•½ teaspoon pepper (I used a bit more)

•Pinch of cayenne

•Pinch of cinnamon (unusual ingredient but adds a depth of flavor)


Heat oil in pot. Cook turkey until evenly brown. Take it out and put in bowl. Add onion, pepper, carrots and cook until tender.

Add water, tomatoes, beans and garlic. Add turkey. Add all spices. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 20-30 minutes.

Garnish ideas: 

sliced avocado, cheddar cheese

Enjoy by a fire.

Pictured: Forge.’s own, Kristi Bush.