Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 25, 2024

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Mexico with this Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili. This recipe melds the rich, spicy notes of chorizo with the lean tenderness of turkey, creating a hearty and nutritious dish perfect for any occasion. Let’s embark on this culinary journey, where simplicity meets sophistication in your kitchen.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Serving Size

  • Serves 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 lb Mexican chorizo, casing removed
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional, for serving)

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cooking until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Incorporate the red bell pepper and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ground turkey and chorizo to the pot. Break the meat up with a spoon and cook until browned, approximately 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste, followed by the diced tomatoes, black beans, and chicken broth. Mix well.
  5. Season the mixture with chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro and shredded cheddar cheese if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories340 kcal
Total Fat18 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Sodium940 mg
Total Carbs18 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Sugars4 g
Protein26 g

Enjoy this heartwarming dish that brings the essence of Mexican cuisine right to your dinner table. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced cook, this Mexican Chorizo and Turkey Chili is bound to impress with its depth of flavor and nutritional balance.