Monday, May 20, 2013

Turkey Chili Recipe

Earlier in the month I shared about how blessed we've been this Turkey season, you can read that here. Yesterday was the last day of the season and we got our last one to fill the bag limit.

Previously I showed a craft and talked about the chili. After (a lot) of begging and pleading, my husband shared his special recipe for Wild Turkey Chili!!!

Clean game and debone. (This is about a 2lb breast.)

Grind the meat...a grinder is a wonderful investment!

Sweating garlic, onion, olive oil, and a pinch of kosher salt & pepper. Just until onion is translucent.

Add meat to onion, more salt, pepper, olive oil, and Bam! (More olive oil is better than too little, since wild game is extremely low in fat.)

Mix up the special spices...
We mix them up based on smell and keep it pretty mild; it is mostly chili powder, with paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and pinch of sugar.

Add spices, pinto beans, and tomatoes.

Cover and simmer 30-ish minutes. Stirring frequently to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom.

Now to cook the rice, we use a rice makes it so easy!

We serve over a bed of rice, a sprinkle of cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and a few green onions from the garden!

(You can substitute the wild turkey with ground meat of your choice. Be sure to cut back on the olive oil if it's not wild game.)

This was shared at The Backyard Farming Connection Hop, From The Farm Blog Hop, and Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop!

-Live Simple, Be Happy-
Magnolia Holler


  1. Now that's some chili made from scratch!

  2. Nice turkey! And thanks for sharing the recipe - I'll have to give this a go. We always make turkey leg noodles (think chicken noodle soup but with turkey and less 'broth' taste) It's amazing, but anyways this looks good, too. Thanks again!