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Bush’s Two-Bean Turkey and Vegetable Chili


Somehow, I’ve avoided the “winter blues” this year. I know a lot of it has to do with the truly beautiful weather we’ve been getting here in Florida, a blue sky and bright sun never hurt anyone that’s for sure.  I’ve been staying active, getting my workouts in, as well as spending the month of January really getting my house in order…lots of decluttering, deep cleaning and freshening up. I’ve kept myself so busy that I haven’t really had time to settle into that funk that I tend to settle into after the holidays.

I think what I’ve been eating and cooking has also played into it too. Lately I’ve been finding myself cooking up a huge pot of soup or chili on Sunday or Monday, and having it for dinner and lunches throughout the week. When I think of soup or chili, I think of big bowls of comfort, especially during the cooler months. Once it’s cooked up, it can last for days as leftovers and right now, for me, that’s a really good thing.


When I make soup, it’s all about nutrition. I try to pack in as many vegetables, beans and sometimes lean protein as possible. I don’t like to feel gross after eating soup or chili, I like to feel good. This Two-Bean Turkey and Vegetable Chili makes me feel good. It truly hits the spot when you don’t have time to make lunch or you need a dinner that pulls a double duty. I enjoyed this chili as is for days, but my husband and kids loved it over whole wheat macaroni. However it’s eaten, I know you’ll enjoy it.


Print Recipe

Bush's Two-Bean Turkey and Vegetable Chili


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • big pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 15 oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Bush's Red Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 can Bush's Pinto Beans, drained
  • 3 cans of water (I use tomato cans to use all the leftover flavor)


  1. In a large heavy bottomed soup pot, cook ground turkey and onion until browned. Add carrots, bell peppers and seasonings and cook for 5-8 minutes until veggies are softened. Add tomatoes, beans and water to pot. Bring to a slow boil. Turn down heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes until chili starts to thicken. Taste for salt and pepper, most likely it will need salt. Adjust to taste.

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22 Responses to “Bush’s Two-Bean Turkey and Vegetable Chili”

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) posted January 30, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I have come to love beans in chili ALMOST as much as the meat! I love how a quick addition of canned beans makes a huge difference in cost, flavor and fullness 🙂

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      yea, I really don’t think I could eat chili without beans! Especially knowing how good they are for you. And you are right…a little goes a longer way 🙂

  2. orly @yumivore posted January 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Chili is wonderful in the winter, it does hit the spot! It’s one of those dishes I sometimes overlook, but glad you shared the recipe, one to try.

  3. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) posted January 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Yum! That is my favorite combination of beans for Chili – pinto and kidney! This sounds really good Aggie – I would love a bowl for lunch!

  4. Jenni posted January 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I am definitely trying this! I eat chili for lunch frequently. I love your addition of carrots and fire-roasted tomatoes.

  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted January 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    You had me at fire roasted tomatoes! Love them. 🙂

  6. Erica posted January 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I love love love Bush’s beans ( I think I state this every time you post about them!). I have been using their black beans in everything lately and Kay gobbles them down. Chili is the ultimate comfort food (in my book)- delicious recipe!

  7. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife posted January 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Looks like a fabulous chili!

  8. patsy posted January 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I am having the same experience this winter… not feeling the blues, and I think it’s the way I’m eating… I wish I could say it’s the weather here, but it’s been cold and dreary. So, eating healthy seems to help, along with keeping busy and active!

    Love having chili and soup ready to go for quick and easy lunches in the week.

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen posted January 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Looks like a great chili and I always use Bush’s beans in my chili, they are the best.

  10. Barbie posted January 31, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Thanks for sharing. Looks really good!

  11. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch posted January 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Yum, yum, yum! We absolutely love chili and this looks perfect.

  12. Kim | At Home With Kim posted January 31, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Umm, how did I miss this post? This looks SO good and I’m totally making this next week. LOVE chili. Is this the one you make and use for lunch??

  13. Angie posted January 31, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I love this chili recipe, especially the addition of carrots, gotta try it!

  14. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts posted January 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve got a pot of chili in the crock pot right now! It really is a delicious way to warm up in the winter (and it’s in the 20’s here in Ohio I really need to warm up!).


  15. Bree posted January 31, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Yes you are one lucky girl to live in FL! I am headed down there on the 22nd and cannot wait! This chili looks great for the sub zero temps we are having here in the tundra 😉

  16. Pam posted January 31, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    My kind of comfort food… I love Bush’s beans.

  17. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme posted January 31, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I love mixing types of beans in chili – do it all the time. Also like that little bit of sweetness the carrot gives to this recipe. Fantastic!

  18. leslie posted February 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Nope…we didnt get the chance to get the Winter Blues!
    Scrumptious Chili Aggie!

  19. Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! posted February 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    This is the perfect recipe for a chilly winter weekend! I love the idea of the fire roasted diced tomatoes. Will definitely try this one! 🙂

  20. Rabbit Creek posted February 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I really like ground turkey in dishes like this.

  21. Cassie | Bake Your Day posted February 4, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I love a good vegetarian chili, this looks incredible!

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