Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili

It was a blustery, gray day.

Everybody needs a few quick and easy recipes in their repertoire.  That is why Cooking Light's October special publication, 5 Ingredient, 15 Minute Recipes, appealed to me at the check out counter recently.  I usually shy away from magazines that tout about quick recipes with few ingredients, but this time I was hooked.

On our trip there was one day that I found myself in agreement with Pooh...it was a blustery day!  It was actually a cold and blustery day.  Since I was cooped up inside I decided to find something to cook.  The recipe for Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili sounded like a perfect fit for the day.

Spicy Chipotle-Turkey Chili
adapted from Cooking Light 5 Ingredient, 15 Minute Recipes

Yield: 6 servings (serving size 1 1/2 cups)

1-2 Tbsp canola oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 can chile peppers
2 cups low sodium chicken stock
1 tsp chipotle chile powder
2 (16 oz) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) jar mild salsa
Shredded cheddar cheese

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the turkey and chiles to the pan; cook 5 minutes or until turkey is browned, stirring to crumble.  Stir in the stock and next 3 ingredients (through the salsa).  Cover and bring to a boil.  Using a potato masher, mash some of the beans lightly until the chili thickens slightly.  Garnish each serving with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.


I served the chili with cornbread muffins.  It was a great combination.  We thought that the flavors were even better the next day!

I am sending this over to Michael at Designs by Gollum because it is Foodie Friday!  Check out all of the wonderful recipes being shared today.


  1. oooh I love chili and this seems super easy!!

  2. This sounds (and looks) delicious! And what a perfect time for it. This has been an extremely blustery day and temps have dropped about 25 degrees from yesterday.


  3. That chili looks so good! I wanna dip some tortilla in it!


  5. I love anything with chipotle in it! It gives such a great smoky flavor to foods!!!

  6. I love nothing more than a comforting bowl of chili (with corn chips, of course) on a cold day! Wish I was experiencing a cold day right now, it is still very warm over here! great recipe, easy and fast, thanks for sharing it.

  7. Looks delicious, Kate.
    So many things taste better the next day! The pumpkin breads I made taste better today than yesterday, the flavors have blended!
    It has been very warm here, still beach weather.
    A/C still blasting away!

  8. That chili looks fabulous, Kate! Every once in a while I wish we would have a blustery day! Your first photo spells it out perfectly.

  9. There's nothing like a good bowl of chili and a corn muffin on a blustery day! (Of course Pooh bear would put honey on his muffins.) This looks wonderful!

  10. IT'S CHILI WEATHER!! Thanks, Kate. This looks like just the thing for chilly weather. It's my favorite season.

  11. Wonderful fall food! It's jus the thing for football season. Maybe I'll try this next weekend.

  12. I've had chili on the brain lately... must make some with my lovely beans from the farmer's market.. your recipe looks splendidly inspiring...can't wait to try!

  13. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. The chili looks delicious! Sometimes we find the best of recipes from the least unexpected source! Have a nice day!

  14. I too couldn't resist that magazine/book when I saw it at the supermarket. Your chili looks perfect for our fall weather. I'll definitely give it a try.

    Your chili photo is amazing. It's not easy to get a good shot of soup or chili. Congrats.


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