Turkey Apple Chili

Published on Oct 20, 2013
Updated on Nov 17, 2018

Turkey Apple Chili // The flavor in this Turkey Apple Chili is wonderful and the ingredient list is healthy! | Tried and TastyMy husband and I recently hit the jackpot with apples. Last year we scored enough apples from generous friends to make just about a years worth of apple juice and a batch of apple butter. In addition to the apple juice this year, I also wanted to make another batch of apple butter (because I ran out) and also try apple sauce (which turned out AMAZING!!). After five days of canning in the kitchen we had enough. There was a small batch of apples left that I decided to use in various recipes and of course reserve some for one of our favorite snacks: apples and peanut butter.  With the cooler weather, I’ve been craving chili and I had remembered hearing of apple chili sometime in years past. I found this recipe and knew it was exactly what I was looking for.  The flavor is wonderful and the ingredient list is healthy. Win/win.  Give it a try, I loved it!

Turkey Apple Chili // The flavor in this Turkey Apple Chili is wonderful and the ingredient list is healthy! | Tried and Tasty

Turkey Apple Chili

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Turkey Apple Chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Turkey Apple Chili has a new twist on chili - you'll love these unexpected fall flavors!



  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 tbsp. minced seeded jalapeños or 1 4 oz. can diced jalapeños
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 green apples unpeeled, cored and diced
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2/3 c. apple juice


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add ground turkey, onion, jalapeño and garlic; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes; until onion is tender and turkey is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in salt, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook 30 seconds more. Stir in diced apple, black beans, tomatoes, and apple juice.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Gently simmer over low to medium-low heat, covered, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency. Ladle chili into bowls.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
Adding in the jalapeños give the chili a nice kick. If you don't like spicy (which I'm not particularly a fan of) you can always decrease the amount you use or omit it all together. One 4-oz can was just about too much for my spice tolerance, in the future I will use less. But my husband was happy with it how it was. Just depends on what you like that will work for you!

Adapted from Relish

Nutrition Facts
Turkey Apple Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 424mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1080IU22%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Turkey Apple Chili // The flavor in this Turkey Apple Chili is wonderful and the ingredient list is healthy! | Tried and Tasty

Turkey Apple Chili // The flavor in this Turkey Apple Chili is wonderful and the ingredient list is healthy! | Tried and Tasty

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24 comments about “Turkey Apple Chili

  1. luvtocook

    I was inspired to make this by the turkey apple chili I had at a ski resort in Vermont. Your recipe was really good! I used only one can of beans (kidney) and one large Granny Smith apple and it came out great. Next time I’m doubling the recipe because we didn’t have enough leftovers! Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. Britney @ The Princess & Her Cowboys

    This is awesome! I’m not a huge fan of the regular chili but all the different kinds I’ve tried have been pretty good! I’ll have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Yvonne

      Isn’t chili great? I love all of the different ways it can be made! A pineapple chili sounds incredible. I’d love to try that :)

    1. Yvonne

      I’m so happy you found me also! This chili is great, and the flavors blend so well together – let me know if you try it!

    2. Tyler

      I just made this and its wonderful, the apples go great I added different beans and used ground beef but still is good that was what I had on hand will have to do chicken next time…Thanks

      1. Yvonne

        This makes me so happy! I’m glad you liked it as much as I do – great alterations and chicken is a fantastic idea! You just made see that variation popping up on the site soon!

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