Leftover Turkey Chili Weeknight Meal

November 28, 2016

Stop right there! Before you make another boring plate of leftover Thanksgiving dinner, try turning that leftover turkey into something warm and delicious.  The easiest way to use up leftover turkey meat is to make turkey chili! It’s flavor packed with ton of delicious spices and also loaded with good for you veggies, like corn and edamame.

I got the most delicious chili recipe for you all today and it’s made with leftover turkey meat. Perfect for those frosty cold weeknights.



3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium sweet onions, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. dried oregano
2 bay leafs
1½ tsp. salt
4 cups leftover turkey meat
1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz.) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (32 oz.) carton chicken stock

1 (15.5 oz.) can red kidney beans, rinsed + drained
1 (15.5 oz.) can garbanzo beans, rinsed + drained
½ cup frozen corn
½ cup frozen shelled edamame
black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, garlic, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, bay leaf, salt, and black pepper, to taste. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add turkey meat, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and stock. Simmer, partially covered over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Add kidney beans, garbanzo beans, corn, and edamame, and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
  5. Discard bay leafs, taste for salt and pepper, and serve with favorite toppings.

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