(Semi) Homemade Turkey Chili

Chili is not so much food as a state of mind.

Margaret Cousins
my go-to comfort food

Sometimes when life is too much to handle (kinda like it is now) all you need is some good comfort food. There’s something about chili that always puts me in a good mood. Life for me has been a bit crazy so why not just make something that puts me and everyone else in a good mood.  

Let’s start off with all the goodies!

prepping veggies before cooking it.


  • 1 lb of Turkey grounded
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of light pink kidney beans
  • 1 packet of chili mix
  • 1 can of roasted or regular tomatoes (your choice )
  • 1 whole green pepper
  • 1/2 a celery stalk
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 Tablespoon of Salt & Pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of oil

First, sauté all the chopped celery, carrot, onion, and garlic clove on medium heat until they are soft; don’t forget to add salt and pepper! (You can whatever spices you have on hand, but salt and pepper is always a must.) Once soft, add ground turkey and mix it with the veggies. Here you’ll start to see the various colors come together, then add the chili seasoning. Sprinkle it around and be sure to mix it well—you’ll want every piece to be seasoned. Lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Don’t leave it for a quick episode on Netflix though! Monitor it and after, add all the canned vegetables, undrained. (I use undrained because this gives you the liquid you’ll need for the chili.)

Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat and lastly, I top it off with sour cream and green onions for garnish before serving. Be careful not to eat the whole thing by yourself!

Homemade chili has always been my go-to comfort even before the coronavirus grounded the entire world. We might as well eat well.

feature photo taken by Linda Prebreza (Pexels); all other photos are taken by me, Jennipher Herrera.

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Jennipher Herrera

A Mother. Food Lover. An Espresso extraordinaire. New Jersey is home but currently living in SoCal. Proud Ecuadorean.

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