BBQ Turkey Chili

16  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 8 hr 35 min total
  • Makes 14 servings, 1 cup chili and 5 crackers each.

BBQ Turkey Chili Recipe


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 each: red and yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1 lb. each: ground turkey and hot Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 can (15 oz.) each: kidney and pinto beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  •  sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish
  •  PREMIUM Saltine Crackers


  • Heat  oil in large skillet. Add next 7 ingredients; stir. Cook until vegetables are tender and seasonings are aromatic, about 10 min.
  • Add  turkey and sausage; break meat up with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink, about 4 min. Stir in beer and scrape up any bits that are stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add  to a large slow cooker. Stir in beans, tomatoes and barbecue sauce. Cover with lid and turn the heat to LOW; cook for 8 hours. (Or, cook on HIGH for 5 hours.)
  • Top  chili with sour cream and cheddar. Serve with the crackers.

Recipe Tips

Special ExtraTop with sliced green onions just before serving.

Game Day TipThis is a great Game Day chili that can be prepared the day before and will feed a big crowd. Use any leftovers to top baked potatoes and cooked wieners.

SubstitutePrepare using Memphis-style barbecue sauce or your favorite flavor barbecue sauce.


Nutrition Information

Makes 14 servings, 1 cup chili and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 350 
    • Total fat 19 g
    • Saturated fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 80 mg
    • Sodium 730 mg
    • Carbohydrate 25 g
    • Dietary fiber 6 g
    • Total sugars 8 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 20 g
    • Vitamin A 40 %DV
    • Vitamin C 30 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 20 %DV
    • Iron 20 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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