Peruvian Royal Pepper Recipe (2023)

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This is the best turkey chili recipe out there, with lots of ground turkey, fire roasted tomatoes, and lots of tangy spices that are satisfying and easy to make! It really is the real deal when it comes to taste.

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Ground turkey chili with real flavor

For lovers of spicy and non-spicy food, a good bowl of Chili TOPS. Chili satisfies appetite and cravings like few other foods. While it can make a nice mild chili dish, it's a hot food lover's dream dish because you can mix spices and peppers from medium to hot and this chili will unleash them in so many wonderful ways.

can you tell i love pepper

Do not get me wrong. If you decide to integrateSuper Peppersin your chili, like the wonderfully hot one7 pepper shakershot, fruityGeistpfeffer, or even the hottest peppers in the world today, theCarolina Schnitter, you get a crazy chili that a lot of people can't handle. Outside of you, that is, crazy fool, you.

Still, it doesn't matter at what level you love spicy food. You can cook a chili from medium-low heat to crazy heat, no matter how much you like it. It's very easy to customize.

It's not just heat and spice that makes a satisfying chili. It's all about the peppers and the sauce, the quality of the ingredients and the meat. They have SO MANY meat options to make chili and I've made it with different cuts of pork, beef, ground beef, and chicken. However, today we are cooking with ground turkey.

Yes dear! Turkish Chili!

Why You'll Love This Turkey With Chili

Turkey is a great meat option for making chili.Turkey may not contain the fat of other meats, which means flavor and mouthfeel, but that makes it a good low-calorie option for those of us looking to eat a little healthier.

Also, turkey is a milder protein, which meansabsorbs and reflects every tasteYou decide to put turkey peppers in your pot. I see that as a big plus. When I prepare turkey, especially ground turkey, I give free rein to all the flavors of my chosen chilies, roasted tomatoes, chili powder, and other spices to do what they do best: cook a BIG pot of turkey chili.

I call this Peru chili recipe the "Real Deal" because it does just that. It contains a collection of extraordinary ingredients that come together to create a wonderfully tasting dish. Talk about delicious! And yes, it's super easy to make.

Let's talk about how to make turkey chili, shall we?

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Turkey pepper ingredients

Here's what you need to make a great pot of turkey chili.

  • Oil.
  • ground turkey
  • beans.I'm using kidney beans here, but you can vary it with different beans. Try it with black beans, large northern beans, navy beans, or a combination of beans. So many possibilities!
  • onion and garlic.
  • Pfeffer.Use paprika for a milder chili, jalapeños or hotter for some spiciness.
  • Fried tomatoes on fire.Or use fresh equivalent. You can also use diced tomatoes or tomato sauce.
  • Chili powder.I love the combination of ancho powder and guajillo powder, but you can use your favorite chili powder mix.
  • other spices.Freshly ground cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • At your service.Sliced ​​roasted jalapenos, hot chili flakes, chopped fresh parsley or cilantro

How to cook Peruvian Chile - recipe steps

  1. First, heat the oil in a large pan.and add the ground turkey, onion and peppers. Sear the turkey and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the turkey is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  2. add the garlicand cook for another minute, stirring.
  3. If using fresh tomatoes, slice them and add them to the pan. Boil for about 10 minutes to dissolve. If you use canned foodfire roasted tomatoes, just add them to the pot and move on to the next step.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredientsand stir well.
  5. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer.Cook the peppers over low heat for at least 1 hour.stir occasionally to let the flavors develop. Adjust the spices if desired.
  6. Serve in bowls with your favorite side dishes.Some of my favorites include hot chili flakes, sliced ​​roasted peppers, diced red onions, avocado, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream or Greek yogurt.

Pop! That's it, my friends!Light, flavorful, amazing, "real" turkey chili at its finest. What do you think? You want to try? I think you will love this recipe! I know what I am doing.

income heat factor

I kept this on a medium hot heat factorJalapeno chilliIt is aDevil's Tongue Pepperfrom my garden, but you can lower the heat by using jalapenos. Keep it milder by simply using paprika, or spice it up with something like aGeistpfefferor hotter. You can also mix in some cayenne pepper or hot red pepper flakes before cooking to add an extra spiciness.

Tips and recipe notes

  • Add a few tablespoonsmeal with cerealsand cook for another 10 minutesto thicken your chiliif you feel it is too loose.
  • The pepper powder.I love this recipe with two different chili powders: ancho powder and guajillo powder. Together they are a taste powerhouse. However, feel free to use your favorite chili powder mix or try mine.Homemade Chili Powder. Rock!

storage and leftovers

You can store leftover turkey peppers in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to useup to 5 days. To enjoy it again, just reheat it in a pan on the stovetop over medium-high heat.

You can also freeze the turkey chili in freezer safe containers for 3 months or more. I freeze batches all the time. After defrosting, it warms up perfectly.

Try some of my other popular bell pepper recipes

  • Chicken with chile and white beans
  • Southwest Slow Cooker Chili
  • Chili
  • Homemade Roasted Pork Chili Tomatillo
  • Pork chili with roasted red peppers
  • Roter Chili
  • green pepper
  • Chili Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chipotle-Paprika
  • pepper shaker
  • Collection of pepper recipes
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Do you have any doubts? Ask away!I like to help. If you enjoyed this recipe I hope I will leave a comment with a STAR. Also share it on social media. Don't forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I will share for sure! Thank you very much! - Mike H

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Puten-Chili-Rezept (Mike's "Real Deal" Turkey Chili)

This is the best turkey chili recipe out there, with lots of ground turkey, fire roasted tomatoes, and lots of tangy spices that are satisfying and easy to make! It really is the real deal when it comes to taste.

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  • 1 soup spoon oil
  • 1 Scale ground turkey
  • 1 big onion Cut
  • 2 Jalapeno chilli Cut
  • 1 small pepper or chopped peppers
  • 1 Hot pepper chopped (I used a devil's tongue from my garden; try a habanero or ghost chili, optional for an extra hot chili)
  • 4 Nagel Chopped Garlic
  • 2 canned red beans
  • 3 cans fire roasted tomatoes (Use 42 ounces or fresh equivalent)
  • 2 soup spoon wide powder
  • 2 soup spoon Guajillo-Pulver
  • 1 soup spoon Sal
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon rotten bell peppers
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR SERVING: Sliced ​​roasted jalapeños Red pepper flakes, chopped fresh parsley or cilantro


  • Heat oil in a large skillet and add ground turkey, onion, and bell pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes or until turkey is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring.

  • If using fresh tomatoes, slice them and add them to the pan. Boil for about 10 minutes to dissolve. If you are using canned fire roasted tomatoes, simply add them to the pot and move on to the next step.

  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.

  • Simmer the peppers for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop, stirring occasionally. Adjust the spices if desired.

  • Serve in bowls with your favorite side dishes.



Serve 6-8.
Heat factor: Medium hot, depending on the choice of paprika. If you want to up that heat factor, stir in hot peppers or add extra hot chili powder or chili flakes. The hot sauce is also a nice addition for heat and flavor. I always drizzle some hot sauce!

Nutritional Information

Calories:165kcalCarbohydrates:13GrammProtein:13GrammGordo:7GrammSaturated Fatty Acids:2GrammCholesterol:42milligramSodium:1221milligramPotassium:292milligramPhases:3GrammZucker:6GrammVitamin A:2475user interfaceVitamin C:35milligramFootball:80milligramFerro:3milligram

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  1. Briana Dice

    Can you cook this in a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours instead of 3 hours?


    • Michael Hultquist - Pepper Madness Dice

      Hello Briana. Yes, but keep it very low during this time. Although it will be good. Maybe just stir here and there and add some water if needed if it starts to reduce too much. let me know how it goes


  2. Janice Dice

    Peruvian Royal Pepper Recipe (6)
    This is the fourth chili recipe I've tried on this site and it's by far one of my favorites. I liked them all as did my friend but this one barely made it out of the pan and ended up in a bowl! Talk about delicious.


    • Michael Hultquist - Pepper Madness Dice

      Thank you Janice! I'm glad you like it!


  3. damien c. Dice

    Peruvian Royal Pepper Recipe (7)
    It's great to finally have a good turkey chili recipe with so much flavor. I've tried many that just didn't deliver, but the family loves this one. Thanks again. Another porter.


    • Michael Hultquist - Pepper Madness Dice

      Thank you Damien! I appreciate the comments!


  4. Brent Dice

    Peruvian Royal Pepper Recipe (8)
    Brilliant recipe and for me personally a hard rating. I make so many recipes from this site, but these flavors did nothing to rehabilitate ground turkey. It was coarse and hard to chew, as usual, with that distinctive flavor that spices couldn't help. This protein was unavoidable even with this great spice profile.
    No prejudices. I love turkey and eat it often. Grilled with mesquite. Making sandwiches with it, little gravy and turkey sausage and bacon have been very helpful and I eat both. But ground? Never change.

    Can ground turkey be pretreated? Defrost in the fridge with salt? Or brine? Or simmer well past the recipe time to break it up further? I made it on low heat for 2 hours. Or are you too skinny for that? I'd love to find a way to eat more ground turkey, but I don't think this bird is cut out for a direct grill...
    p.s.--I followed the recipe exactly, but it only had CALIF. chili powder.


    • Michael Hultquist - Pepper Madness Dice

      sorry to hear brent In all honesty, it could be the source of the ground turkey. Bad quality is just bad quality. I'm not sure if that's the case, but it could be. I personally love ground turkey in many dishes and make this recipe all the time. It's not the best for you, sir! Cautious.


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