Stovetop Turkey Quinoa Chili

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    This stovetop turkey quinoa chili is a great spin on the classic chili dish! Full of hearty and delicious ingredients, you will love this chili for any night of the week or a perfect dish to serve for game day festivities!

    I just returned from a weeklong Mexican Riviera adventure with Princess Cruises and I cannot wait to share more about my trip. It was so relaxing and I had such a great time with friends, old and new! I haven’t been away for an extended period of time for a while so I was getting a bit burned out with life and work. It’s always nice to get away and come back rejuvenated and refreshed. I love traveling, too, because it inspires me to come up with recipes that are inspired by my travels and the countries I visit. It allows me to dig deeper into one’s culture and background.

    I haven’t been away from Winston this long and it was the sweetest welcome home I could’ve gotten. He was so shocked to see me and was so so elated. His butt was wagging back and forth and he kept giving me kisses. It made my heart burst and I almost cried. I seriously never realized I could feel this way for a dog! It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

    This stovetop turkey quinoa chili is a great spin on the classic chili dish! Full of hearty and delicious ingredients, you will love this chili for any night of the week or a perfect dish to serve for game day festivities!

    The weather in Mexico was hot and humid. Most days were in the 90’s and full of sunshine. It was quite the temperature shock when I returned to the DC area. It was in the 40’s when I landed on Saturday night! It’s going to be rather chilly this entire week and it is precisely the perfect time to whip up this stovetop turkey quinoa chili!

    It is full of delicious and hearty ingredients to warm you right up! It makes a lot and it is even better as leftovers as the flavors meld together even more. I love how thick this stovetop turkey quinoa chili is, too! We topped it with salty corn tortilla chips and oh my gosh, it made it that much more delicious! I loved the added texture and crunch.

    This stovetop turkey quinoa chili is a great spin on the classic chili dish! Full of hearty and delicious ingredients, you will love this chili for any night of the week or a perfect dish to serve for game day festivities!

    Cozy up with a big bowl of this stovetop turkey quinoa chili!

    Stovetop Turkey Quinoa Chili

    This stovetop turkey quinoa chili is a thick and hearty dish that will warm you right up! A great game day dish or served as a deliciously hearty meal for any night of the week!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 35 mins
    Total Time: 50 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 4 -6 servings
    Calories: 342kcal
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    Ingredients

    • 1/2 pound ground turkey
    • 2 cups diced sweet potatoes
    • 1/2 cup canned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
    • 3/4 cup diced red onions
    • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 24 ounces tomato sauce
    • 1 - 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
    • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeños
    • Salt and pepper, to taste

    Instructions

    • In a large pot or dutch-oven (like a Le Creuset), brown ground turkey over medium-high heat and crumble into pieces with a spatula or wooden spoon. Add the sweet potatoes and sauté for 5 minutes.
    • Add the beans, corn, onions, and garlic. Stir to incorporate then add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Gently mix and stir to incorporate and break up the tomato paste.
    • Sprinkle chili powder and ground cumin all over and stir. Then add the chicken stock, quinoa, and jalapeños.
    • Stir to incorporate then cover and bring to a gentle simmer.
    • Cook covered, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is completely cooked through and sweet potatoes are softened, about 20-25 minutes, then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    • Top with parsley or cilantro, if desired.
    • Serve hot and with your favorite toppings: tortilla chips, sour cream, etc.
    • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

    Notes

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Nutrition Facts
    Stovetop Turkey Quinoa Chili
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 342 Calories from Fat 54
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 6g9%
    Carbohydrates 54g18%
    Fiber 9g36%
    Sugar 12g13%
    Protein 20g40%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Sommer @aspicyperspective says:

    This looks delicious! Yum!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    This looks fantastic Julie!

  • Maria says:

    Love all those veggies!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I love quinoa in chili- it adds something great and makes it so filling! this version looks awesome!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    This is so nice and easy, healthy and tasty!

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says:

    I’d love to try it and I like quinoa so much, in everything :D

  • Marla Meridith says:

    Great meatless adaptation for chili!

  • kay stevens says:

    Sounds good but how many servings?
    I am a widow and I have had gastric surgery so I can only eat about half a serving.
    Thank you.

    • Julie says:

      Hi there, at the top of the recipe it says 4-6 servings. I hope you enjoy.

  • Janet says:

    Hi! Just wondered if I could use 1 lb. of ground turkey (I have a frozen 1 lb. roll) and maybe just half the sweet potatoes? Thank you!

    • Julie says:

      Hi, you definitely could!

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