4th of July Turkey Chili


1 can (14.5oz) chopped tomatoes

1 can (6oz) tomato paste 1 carrot,

sliced 1 onion,

chopped 2 stalks celery,

chopped ¼ cup white wine

1.5 pounds ground turkey (you can also use ground beef if you prefer)

1 package (1.25oz) chili seasoning mix

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

¼ cup green bell pepper,

chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper,

chopped 1/3 cup bottled steak sauce

5 slices bacon

1 tsp ground cumin

1 can (15oz) kidney beans, drained

1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, carrot, onion, celery, pepper flakes, peppers, steak sauce and wine in a large heavy pot and simmer over low heat. In a separately large frying pan cook the bacon slices until crisp and put on paper towels to drain. Cook the ground turkey in the bacon drippings until browned. Then drain. Stir the chili seasoning into the ground turkey. Add the turkey to the tomato mixture and add the cumin and bacon. Keep simmering until the vegetables are tender. Then stir in beans, cilantro and parsley. Heat through and season well. Serve immediately with grated cheese and crusty bread.