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Wild Turkey Recipes

Jess’ Turkey Chili

by Jess McLellan


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • One yellow onion
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Three cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • About 3 cups or 1 pound ground wild turkey
  • One plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Eight lime wedges (optional)


Heat skillet with olive oil and cook ground turkey and onion together. After it’s cooked all the way through, add all ingredients to a crock pot. Set the crock pot to low and let simmer for 6–8 hours.

Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Note: If you decide not to grind your turkey, soak your turkey in buttermilk for about two days, cube it, and then slowly cook it in a heated skillet. When it’s cooked through or about halfway cooked, add the onion until nicely sautéed together and then add to crock pot.

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