Game Day Chili

Here it is guys! The first game day recipe I’ll be dishing out for you for the much anticipated football season. I have come to enjoy football, but I have to admit, I love the food the most. And I love designing new recipes that are perfect game day bites. Whether you are an avid fan, or just show up for the food, the recipes I’ll be sharing this week will not disappoint!


I named this chili Game Day Chili, because it is so great for your football party spread on a crisp fall day. However, it is soooo delicious you’ll become a fan of any sport just to make it (or say whatever to the “game day” part and make it whenever you feel like it).

This recipe is a build-on of the chili my family ate growing up. I have a very picky dad and sister, so our chili didn’t really branch out on ingredients or flavors. But it was a good foundation for me to add what Angelo, the girls, and I like to eat. This is a very kid-friendly recipe, as it is not too spicy, and my girls usually have seconds.

The number one thing about chili is to let it simmer and cook down. The longer the better as it really does enhance all the flavors. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, crackers, cilantro, fresh onion, jalapeños, really anything you like will work!

Bonus for this recipe- it is healthy!

Enjoy! (and go team)


Game Day Chili

1 Tbsp oil

¼ of a medium onion, diced

1 lb ground turkey

1 can diced tomatoes, no salt added

2 cans dark red kidney beans, low sodium

5 cups low sodium tomato juice

3 ½ Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

  1. Heat oil in large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook for a couple minutes, stirring.
  3. Add ground turkey and cook until fully browned.
  4. Add tomatoes, beans, juice, chili powder, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover and turn to simmer.
  6. Simmer for at least 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. Taste, add more salt, pepper, or chili powder to taste.
  8. Serve with cheese, sour cream, crackers, extra diced onion, and cilantro (or anything else you like).

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