Ohio Turkey Chili

  • prep time50 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves 4

A simple chili made with ground turkey, tomatoes, seasonings and a surprise ingredient -- unsweetened chocolate.

25 Ratings
Directions for: Ohio Turkey Chili


2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb(s) ground turkey (80% lean)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp paprika

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp ground cloves

1 15-oz can diced tomatoes

1 Tbsp cider vinegar

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

12 oz spaghetti

8 oz shredded Cheddar

Thinly sliced green onions, for topping, optional


1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the ground turkey, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cook, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon, until brown, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, paprika, allspice, cinnamon, coriander, cumin and cloves; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and 1 1/2 cups water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Add the vinegar, Worcestershire and chocolate, and continue to simmer until the flavors have melded and the chili has thickened a little more, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

2. While the chili simmers, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.

3. Serve the spaghetti topped with chili, Cheddar, and green onions if using.

See more: Comfort Food, Poultry, Tomatoes, Turkey


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