30 MINUTE TURKEY QUINOA CHILI
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Looking for an easy weeknight meal that is hearty, smokey, delicious and easy? My 30 minute turkey quinoa chili, will warm your hearts and your bellies. It's the best chili I've ever had/made, I might be biased but I'm ok with that.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Spanish
Author: Lena Gladstone
Ingredients
Chili
  • 2 lbs ground turkey meat
  • 6 slices of bacon, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 smoked ham hog
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 fire roasted poblano pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili lime seasoning
  • 2 tsp smoked Jacobsen salt
  • 2 14.5 oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can tri-colored beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted corn
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
Toppings
  • avocado
  • tomatoes, I used small ones on the vine
  • greek yogurt
  • shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • radishes
  • cilantro
  • lime
Instructions
  1. Heat a large cast iron or heavy bottomed pot, I used my large Staub Pot. Add the sliced bacon, ham hog, onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add in the garlic and cook another 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the ground turkey, cumin, oregano, chili lime seasoning and salt. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, breaking up the meat until it starts to brown.

  3. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken stock, beans, and quinoa. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until quinoa is cooked.

  4. Serve hot with your favorite toppings!