Recipe courtesy of Josh Cohen

Turkey and Bacon Chili

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 pounds ground turkey

2 large onions, chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 cups chicken stock

1 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's Hot Sauce

1/2 cup canned chipotles, diced

1/4 cup tomato paste

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped


1 ripe avocado, sliced

Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook until the color changes, about 5 minutes. Next add the onions and cook till translucent. Then add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Next add the stock, hot sauce, chipotles, tomato paste, chili powder and cumin. Cook it on very low heat, covered, for about 40 minutes. Add three-quarters of the bacon, saving one-quarter for garnish, and cook for an additional 20 minutes, uncovered. Add salt if needed. Serve topped with the chopped bacon and sliced avocado with tortilla chips.