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Erin's Chili


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ErinPoultry, Fall/Winter, Comfort Food

Best chili ever

Active Time: 15 minutes
Start to Finish: 2 hours, 15 minutes


  • 1 14 oz. jar salsa
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (preferably homemade stock or lower sodium)
  • 2 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 2 14 oz. cans corn
  • 2 14 oz. cans black beans
  • 2 14 oz. cans kidney beans
  • 1 medium onion, diced


Cook the onions and the turkey in the olive oil until the onions are soft and the turkey is cooked through. Prepare the rest of the ingredients while the turkey is cooking. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally for approximately 2 hours, or until all of the ingredients are well blended.


I have substituted Tabasco (approximately 10 drops, but adjust depending on how spicy you want it) and 1 tsp cayenne pepper when I ran out of chili powder.

Feel free to use less butter or eliminate it entirely if you want healthier chili.

If you have more than 2 hours to cook the chili, you can cook for 3-4 hours at a simmer.

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Erin Canavan






Salted or Unsalted?Salted or Unsalted?
We always cook with unsalted butter. Salted butter is usually less fresh than unsalted, and the salt can be used to mask inferior flavors. Also, manufacturers add different amounts of salt to their butter, so it is difficult to control the amount of salt in your recipe. In a pinch, you can use salted butter in a savory recipe, but we would not recommend using it for baking.

Choosing an Olive Oil
If a recipe calls for olive oil, you may substitute extra virgin olive oil; but if it calls for extra virgin olive oil, we do not suggest substituting any other type of olive oil.