Mixing up Love and Smoked Turkey Mango Chili

When I’m short of time, and friends are coming for a casual dinner, this time of year screams CHILI. Wouldn’t you agree?

I experimented with several recipes this fall, but I must say, simple is best for me. If I have more time to plan out a dinner party, I’ll look at making more involved recipes. But if I’m planning a casual last-minute get-together and making chili, I don’t want to have to roast the peppers, be chopping for hours, cooking beans the night before, etc. I want something flavorful NOW.

That’s why I appreciate being able to open a quick and easy can of beans.

Making chili should not be a daunting task. I played around with the recipe in my book, this time adding ground turkey and smoked cumin.

Oh, boy!

Mix up a little love and chili, and you’ll have happy guests!

Oh, and throw a bag of chips on the counter and by adding a handful of crunched chips on top, it’s even tastier. Serve with cilantro, extra cheese, sour cream, and chips and you’re good to go!

What’s your favorite go-to chili recipe?


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16 Responses to “Mixing up Love and Smoked Turkey Mango Chili”

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    Sheila @Eat2gather — November 3, 2011 @ 5:05 am

    Yum this sounds delicious and so easy! I like easy.

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    Heather — November 3, 2011 @ 5:43 am

    Love the addition of the mango salsa – I bet it adds another layer of flavour with the sweetness of the fruit. I use ground turkey all the time in my chili as an alternative to beef – it makes for a lighter, more subtle flavour combination I think.

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    Mary — November 3, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    Oh Sandy! This looks delicious. I love the idea of using mango salsa. We use that in our fish tacos but I never thought of adding it to chilli. Yum!!!

    When I make Chilli, I like to use ground turkey too – along with black beans and/or ranch beans. I addition to the cumin, I also like to add coriander. I just love coriander! It has such a light – almost lemony flavor to it. Sometimes – if I don’t have any ground turkey I”ll make chilli with chunks of leftover chicken. That’s delicious too and it adds a lot of texture to the dish.

    It’s finally cold here in central Texas – and your recipe arrived just in time! (Now we just need rain and we’ll be all set!)



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    lisa — November 3, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    What a great addition using mango! My go to is cans of beans, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, corn, dry ranch and taco seasoning in the crockpot! Easy and a crowd pleaser. Happy November, Sandy!

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    Bev Weidner — November 3, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    I would not be ashamed to slam my face right into that bowl.

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    asuburbankitchen — November 3, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    Sandy the chili sounds great. I love the sweet/spice combination. Will have to try. I also make my chili vegetarian sometimes using soy crumbles. This recipe would work great with that too.

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    Lauren@SimplyLKJ — November 3, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love chili this time of year, and it is the easiest dish to prepare for a crowd as well. We cook ours in a crockpot…less mess, even better!

    • Kendra replied: — February 16th, 2013 @ 10:02 am

      Hi Lauren,

      I’m making this today in the crock pot – but am not sure what’s the best way. Do you throw everything in raw, or do you cook the turkey before hand?


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    Cindy Maughan — November 4, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Love the idea of Mango in the chilli I can’t wait to try this recipe! YUMMY!!!

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    Wendy — November 7, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    My GOODNESS, that looks good!!! Will most definitely have to try it. Yum!
    I love the chili that Wendy’s serves so I found a copycat recipe online and am going to try it this week. Gotta live chili!

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    Wendy — November 7, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    Sorry, typed my link incorrectly up there…!

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    Aggie — November 8, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

    Next time I go to Costco I’m picking up that salsa, I know exactly which one! I love that stuff. I’m with you, chili is great for entertaining, and simple is good!!


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