Hearty Chili

From The Culinary Couple

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • 1 package mushrooms
  • 4 carrots, shredded
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 2 cans beans, drained (we like dark and light kidney beans)
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth (more if the chili is too thick)
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • toppings: cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream


  1. In a large pot, crumble and cook turkey and sausage. Remove from heat and set on paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Add olive oil to meat drippings. Sauté onion, garlic, peppers, and mushrooms for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add meat back to pot, along with carrots, zucchini, drained beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, and spices. Simmer over low heat for about an hour.
  4. Top with cheese, chopped green onions, and sour cream. Serve in a bread bowl or with bread for dipping.