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Eat with Joe Turkey and Beans Texas Chili
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Turkey and Beans Texas Chili

This is a very spicy Chili and is a great way to use leftover brisket. This is very close to a traditional Texas Chili, except I use beans, because, I'm from Florida and I think that beans make Chili better.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili, Chili with Beans, Turkey Chili
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 20 Bowls
Calories 450kcal
Cost $20


Spicy Texas Brisket Chili

  • 3 lbs Ground Turkey You can use Ground Turkey Breast, it just won't be as flavorful.
  • 3 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Head garlic Peeled and Diced
  • 2 Medium Onions Peeled and Diced. I prefer Vidalia.
  • 3 Whole Yellow or Red Bell Peppers Diced. Seeds and inner rinds removed
  • 2 Whole Jalapeno Peppers Diced. Seeds and inner rinds removed
  • 2 Whole Bay Leaves
  • 4-5 TBSP Joe’s Chili Powder
  • 2 28 OZ Canned Tomatoes Crushed or Whole and crush with hands when you add to pot. Add a 3rd can if you want to reduce some of the spiciness.
  • 12 OZ Beer I like to use Stouts that have Coffee or Chocolate tastes.
  • 4-6 Cans Beans I usually use two cans each of Dark Red Kidney, Pinto Beans and Black Beans, but you can use any mix of beans you prefer.
  • 1 Cup Water


Turkey and Beans Texas Chili

  • First, add some fat and coat the bottom of a large, thick pot with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Second, add some flavor with: 1 TBSP Joe’s Chili Power, bay leaves, peppers, onions and garlic to your pot. Once garlic begins to bubble, begin to stir.
  • Next, add the Ground Turkey after sautéing peppers, onions and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Continue Cooking, sautéing for another 5-7 minutes stirring regularly. Make sure turkey is browned.
  • After your meat is cooked, add Tomatoes. I also add about one cup of water now by rinsing the cans and getting all of the tomato bits into the Chili.
  • Once you have added tomatoes and water, add 2 TBSP Joe’s Chili Powder and one bottle/can of Beer.
  • Stir in the beer and Chili Power, then cover and bring to simmer over Medium Heat.
  • Once the Chili is simmering, stir making sure to scrape the bottom. Return to simmer and reduce heat. Reduce heat to Medium Low or Simmer Setting.
  • Cook for one hour with no lid, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  • After one hour, add drained and rinsed beans.
  • Continue to simmer for 1 more hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
  • After 2 hours of simmering, you are ready to taste. You will need to add Salt to each individual bowl. You can continue simmering for another hour to further break down the meat, or eat now!
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings like Cheese, Green Onions, Chives, Sour Cream, etc.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g