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Smith Family Turkey Chili Recipe
Smith Family Turkey Chili
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)
Recreate Todd's version of the Smith Family Turkey Chili as seen on Steve Harvey! How close was his clone? Click on the video below to see the full segment.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 small green bell peppers, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound ground turkey
3 medium tomatoes, diced
5 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups tomato sauce
1/3 cup tomato paste
3 cups water
1 cup chicken broth
2 15-ounce cans red beans, drained

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a chili pot over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers, and garlic and cook until onions are translucent.

2. While vegetables are cooking, brown turkey in a skillet over medium heat. Be sure to thoroughly break up the turkey with a wooden spoon or spatula as it cooks. When there is no more pink visible in the turkey, add it to the vegetables in the pot.

3. Add tomatoes to the pot and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

4. Add chili powder, salt, ground black pepper and cumin. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.

5. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, water and chicken broth. Bring chili to a simmer, then add beans.

6. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 2 hours or until thick.

EXCELLENT chili recipe!
Submitted on: 01/08/14
My mom entered this in the chili cook-off at her work and won first place! I'll never use another chili recipe after making this one!!
Great Chili!
Submitted on: 06/24/13
This recipe was awesome! It has a nice kick and is super flavorful. I'll make this again and again.
Best Ever!!!!!
Submitted on: 06/04/13
The Smith family are very lucky to have enjoyed this recipe for decades. I am a huge fan of Todd and his recipes, hands down this is the best chilli I have ever tasted. I am a chilli freak and love the burn!!! Now on my 5th batch after 3 months lol!