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30 Minute Turkey Quinoa Chili

30 Minute Ground Turkey and White Bean Chili

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This easy ground turkey chili is a hearty, filling 30-minute dinner recipe. It’s made stove top with canned white beans, diced veggies, and uncooked quinoa for simplicity and ease. But don’t be fooled by how fast it comes together—this turkey chili is packed with fantastic flavor!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (small dice)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 poblano pepper (diced)
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa


  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Cilantro


  1. Heat oil over medium/high heat in a large pot. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic, bell pepper, and poblano pepper and cook another 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the ground turkey, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat until it starts to brown.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, chicken stock, beans, and quinoa. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until quinoa is cooked. Serve hot with your favorite toppings!


* To make this in the slow cooker, first brown the onions and turkey meat in a pan with a little olive oil. Then add to the slow cooker with the remaining ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7 hours.