I know we’re heading into spring like recipes, but I just have to share at least one more chili recipe before it gets too warm outside! I heard that it will be in the upper 40’s here in Michigan next week, which is basically a heat wave, but as long as it is still in the 20’s, I feel pretty safe sharing more chili/soup/stew recipes.
This recipe was kind of an accident. We had ground turkey that needed to be cooked, and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make chili or sloppy joes. Then I realized that sloppy joes are kind of like baked beans, and baked beans are kind of like chili, so why not make a kind of sweet and tangy baked bean turkey chili?
And guess what? It was so good. We all really loved it! It got gobbled up in no time flat. If you love sloppy joes, this is the chili recipe for you!
Sweet Baked Bean Turkey Chili.
- 1 ½ pounds ground turkey
- 6 green onions white and green parts chopped, plus more for garnish
- 15 ounces black beans don't drain
- 15 ounces pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 1 ½ cups tomato puree
- ⅜ cup ketchup
- ½ cup water
- 3 Tablespoons mustard
- 3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
In a large soup pot, place the ground turkey, and chopped green onions. Cook over medium heat until turkey is cooked through.
Drain off any excess grease.
Add the black beans with their juice, pinto beans, tomato puree, ketchup, water, mustard, dark brown sugar, sea salt, pepper, and paprika.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes to let flavors blend.
Season with more salt and pepper to taste. Top each serving with more green onions or cheese as desired.
Are you still in comfort food mode where you are?
Love this recipe! Crowd-pleaser!
I found out in November that I was gluten, wheat and diary free and I thought my foodie days were gone! … but there even better now!!! thanks so much for this recipe its fantastic :) I live on your blog!
Yay! I’m so glad you liked the chili! Thanks for reading! Your comment made my day!:)
Thalia @ butter and brioche
I’ve actually never used turkey in chili before.. and am thinking it is something i must try after seeing this post. I love how super healthy, nourishing yet delicious this chili bowl is!
Thank you so much, Thalia!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
I am obsessed with sweet and salty flavours and this looks awesome Kelly!
Thanks so much, Arman! Love that hashtag! ;)
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
Mmmmmm..chili is one of my all time faves, and this looks so amazing and comforting. Such a creative idea to use the flavors of baked beans in this chili!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
This sounds delicious, I’m loving the flavor profile! Enjoy the heat wave ;)
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This chili looks delicious, Kelly! Such a great idea to use ground turkey and baked beans. So creative!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely
Sometimes I can get the most creative recipes when I’m feeling indecisive. I love this mash up of baked beans and chili. Yum! And such pretty pictures Kelly!
So happy to hear the weather’s going to warm up for you all! Honestly, you can show me chili any time of year, and I will happily mow it down! This sloppy-joe-meets-chili idea is fabulous! Just what I need for dinner tonight!
Thanks, Julia! Yes, I am loving this 50 degree weather we are having these days!
This looks great! love those spring onions on top :)
Sarah@ Whole and Heavenly Oven
Things are still in full-on comfort food mode here so bring on the chili! This looks SO amazing and I can only imagine how perfect it would be with some homemade cornbread!