Black Box Homestyle Chili

"Black Box Homestyle Chili is a Southern comfort meal that reminds you of being at Grandma's during the winter. The incorporation of ground turkey, smoked turkey sausage, turkey bacon bits, and turkey base not only makes this a healthier option, but a tastier and creative option when combined with its other ingredients!"

Prep Time

30 Mins

Cook Time

2 Hours

Paired With

Main Protein



Ground Turkey 2 lbs, 1 lb, 3 (15 oz cans), 1 (15 oz can), 2 (28 oz cans), 1 (15 oz can), 1 (6 oz can), 3 stalks, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 Tbsp, 4 Tbsp, 1/4 Cup, 1 Tbsp, 1 Tbsp, 1 (8 oz), 1 Tbsp, 2 tsp, 2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 bag
Smoked Turkey Sausage
Chili Beans (drained)
Chili Beans with Spicy Sauce
Diced Tomatoes with Juice
Corn (drained)
Tomato Paste
Diced Celery
Diced Yellow Onion
Diced Green Bell Pepper
Diced Red Bell Pepper
Diced Green Chili Pepper
Turkey Bacon Bits
Turkey Base
Chili Powder
Minced Garlic
Worcestershire Sauce
Cheddar Cheese
Hot Sauce
Corn Chips


Step 1: Heat an eight-quart pan over medium heat. Crumble ground turkey and smoked sausage into the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until meat is evenly browned. Drain excess grease.

Step 2: Pour in chili beans, chili beans with spicy sauce, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Add celery, onion, bell peppers, chili pepper, turkey bacon bits, turkey base, chili powder, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, cumin, hot sauce, basil, paprika, sugar, and pepper. Stir, cover, and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, while stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Taste and season with more pepper and chili powder, if necessary. The Black Box Homestyle Chili will taste better the longer it simmers on Grandma’s stove. 

Step 4: Ladle hot chili into bowls and top with cheddar cheese and corn chips.