Take Your Turkey Chili to the Next Level With Two Simple Ingredients!

By Katie Shernan
on September 17, 2021

Port Plums: Slow Cooker Turkey & Veggie Chili Recipe

Is there anything better than a bowl of warm chili after a day full of fun fall activities?

It's absolutely amazing how putting together a bunch of common ingredients can come out tasting so delicious...tis the case with chili!

Looking to add a little variety to your chili? All it takes is two additional ingredients - Chipotle EVOO and Chocolate di Torino Balsamic Vinegar. A 60ml bottle of each is all you need to add extra flavor to your chili. The recipe for this delicious spin on Turkey Chili is below (if you right click on the recipe and save it you should be able to print it for future reference.)

Happy fall and enjoy!

Port Plums: Recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey & Veggie Chili

Award-Winning Turkey & Sweet Potato Chilli

By Katie Shernan
on October 15, 2016

Award-Winning Turkey & Sweet Potato Chilli

We were honored to participate in The Grog's 9th Annual Chilli Cook-Off on Saturday, October 8th. Not only did we get to share some yummy chilli with lots of attendees, we also helped raise money for several local food pantries!
To top off a fun day, we also won the Grand Prize after competing against
13 wonderful, local restaurants.
Here is our prized chilli recipe:

Award-Winning Turkey & Sweet Potato Chilli

Makes 6-8 servings



2 – 3 tbsp garlic or chipotle olive oil

1 head garlic (roasted per instructions below)

1lb – 1.5lbs ground turkey

1 large onion, peeled & diced

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced

2 8oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained

1 8oz can kidney beans, rinsed & drained

1 can chickpeas, rinsed & drained

2 8oz cans fire roasted tomatoes

2 – 4 cups chicken stock

1-2 tsps garlic powder

1 tbsp onion powder

1-2 tbsp smoked paprika

¾ tbsp. cumin

¼ tsp chipotle powder

¾ tsp smoked salt

¼ oz unsweeted baker’s chocolate – chopped

3 tbsp Vermont Maple Balsamic Vinegar

2 – 4 tbsp Boston Red Sauce


Optional for Serving:

sour cream

shredded cheese

chopped scallions

more hot sauce



  1. Cut off top of garlic head, drizzle with oil, wrap in aluminum foil, bake in oven or toaster oven at 350 degrees for about 40 mins or until garlic becomes soft and squeezable
  2. Drizzle olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Add ground turkey, breaking into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon. Stir occasionally so the meat browns evenly but does not cook completely. Set aside.
  3. Drizzle more olive oil in the pot and add onions. Sauté until they become translucent and soft. Then add turkey sweet potato, fire roasted tomatoes, 2 cups chicken stock, beans, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cumin, chipotle powder, and smoked salt. If there isn't enough liquid to cover the beans & sweet potato, add more chicken stock. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the garlic is fully roasted, squeeze and mash then add to the chilli and stir. Once the sweet potatoes are soft, removed chilli from heat and stir in chocolate, maple balsamic, and hot sauce.
  4. At this point, the chilli is ready to be eaten but we recommend waiting until the next day (if you can stand it!) The flavors meld together deliciously when allowed to sit for several hours. This chili also does well in the slow cooker on low for several hours. Season to taste one more time before serving as the flavors change and develop over time.
  5. Serve & enjoy!



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