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Semi-Spicy Chili with Vegetables

Chili is one of my favorite one pot hearty dishes to make especially during the colder seasons. I love how its possible to make it with different levels of spice along with with different combinations of meat, beans, and vegetables. I always have fun trying out different versions when I make it whether or not they're a hit (as my brother knows, haha). My personal favorite as someone who loves mild and semi spicy foods along with a strong tomato flavor and vegetables is to make this recipe which is a good balance of all of the best things about chili. The essential components of chili are ground meat, beans, tomatoes, and various spices and no matter if you're someone who prefers more meat or more beans in your chili, this recipe is flexible and you'll love the flavors of this chili either way. This chili recipes is also perfect for anyone cooking for multiple people and who is trying to cook a healthy and delicious kind of chili.


-1 lb. ground turkey

-1 can black beans (drained) or kidney beans, or 1 cup dried black beans or kidney beans

-2 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes

-2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce

-1/2 cup frozen yellow corn

-1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

-1/2 cup chopped red or yellow onions

-2 tbs. chili powder

-3 tbs. minced garlic

-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or 1/4 tsp. for milder heat

-2 tbs. cumin

-1 tbs. sugar

-1 tsp, coriander

-1 tsp. onion powder

-1 tsp. garlic powder

-1 1/2 cups beef broth

-1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

-black pepper to taste

-chopped green onions for serving (opt)

-freshy grated sharp cheddar cheese for serving (opt)


  1. Brown ground turkey in a pan and drain the oil. Add the cooked ground turkey, tomato sauce, tomatoes, beans, bell peppers, onions, and all seasonings to a pot.

  2. Mix the ingredients and bring the pot to a boil. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Serve with cheese, sour cream, green onions. Serve on top of rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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