Canadian Turkey wants to make planning meals for Canadian families easier and delicious with helpful tips and their fabulous turkey recipe ideas. You will love this Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili Recipe from Canadian Turkey!
Back-To-School is a time of the year when families start to rev up their schedules. Our lives become hectic with lessons, practices, meetings, and playdates. All of these events make getting healthy meals that are budget-friendly for our families more of a challenge.
A power-packed protein
Prepping meals. For many, this may sound like a tall order to fill due to the tasks parents have to do to get through busy day. Picky eaters and dietary restrictions also adds more onto this worry. Parents want to provide balanced nutrition in every meal with all of these issues facing them. Canadian turkey wants to help make this process easier for families to do.
Did you know turkey is packed with protein? Each 100-gram serving provides about 30 grams of high quality lean protein. Turkey also has nutrients such as vitamin B12 (helps to keep your nervous system working well), selenium (an antioxidant mineral), and zinc (helps to strengthen the immune system).
This meat is an excellent building block for meals solutions. It helps to keep your family powered up for busy and active days. Planning meals with recipes from Canadian Turkey help to plan breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks a simple task to accomplish.
7 tips to help you plan ahead and make Canadian turkey your Back-To-School go-to protein
Are you not sure how to begin planning ahead to make your family’s meals packed with protein power? Here are seven tips that can help you get started with ease!
- Scale Up– Turkey is a great option when planning to double or triple your favourite recipes. Scale your recipes so you can cook once and then freeze extras portions to have on hand when you need dinner or lunch in a hurry
- Foolproff Favourites– Develop a series of go-to recipes that you know are easy to prepare and that your family will love. The Canadian Turkey website is packed with kitchen-tested recipes that are both healthy and tasty too. Turkey is so versatile and comes in so many cuts that you can find something for everyone’s taste and preference.
- Plan Ahead– Try to cook with recipes where you can do some prep work ahead of time or plan to pre-cook some or all of the ingredients. Meal planning up to a week in advance is a great way to save time during busy weeknights.
- Lean but Juicy– It’s hard to believe but with turkey, both white and dark meat is lean. That means you can enjoy any cut you prefer and feel good knowing you are choosing a healthy protein without compromising on flavour, tenderness or juiciness.
- Change It Up– Turkey adapts well to all of your favourite flavour profiles and spice combinations. No matter what your family likes to enjoy, you can easily swapturkey into most recipes. Try cooking with turkey for your favourite meal of the day. You can serve it hot or cold, and it tastes great the next day, too!
- So Much to Choose From– Turkey is a versatile protein, with so many different cuts of both dark and white meat to choose from, including ground meat, legs, drumsticks, thighs, breast steaks, breast rolls, breast roasts, drummettes, wings, sausages, and burgers. With such a wide selection, you can enjoy turkey at breakfast, lunch or dinner, with leftovers that taste delicious the next day.
- Perfect for Penny Pinchers– Turkeys are generally larger than other poultry options and deliver a lot of meat for the price. Whole turkeys can be roasted for pennies per pound, and are a perfect choice for batch cooking meals or freezing leftover meat that can come in handy as everyday meal starters. Cuts like drums, breasts and thighs are larger, so you need fewer to feed the family or plan for leftovers.
Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili Recipe
Since fall is all but here, a good chili recipe is always good to have on hand. Canadian Turkey has a Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili recipe that makes planning meals ahead of time easy-peasy. This recipe also allows you to be resourceful because it can be divided it into portions. You do not have to worry about creating meals throughout the week.
Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili
- 2 lbs ground Canadian turkey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups minced white onions
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp ground Italian seasoning
- 2 tsps sweet smoked paprika
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 litre turkey broth
- 1 can (540 ml) Navy beans drained
- 1 can(540 ml) Cannellini beans drained
- 1 can(540 ml) Chickpeas drained
- 1 cup corn fresh or frozen
- 1 cup roughly chopped Swiss chard
- 1. In a non-stick pan or skillet, sauté onions and olive oil until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.
- 2. Turn heat to medium – high. Add turkey and sear to brown on all sides.
- 3. Reduce heat and add spices. Add garlic.
- 4. Continue to mix to ensure turkey doesn’t stick and meat breaks up into chunks.
- 5. Transfer mixture to slow cooker.
- 6. Add broth.
- 7. Add beans.
- 8. Turn to low for 3 hours or high for 1.5.
- 9. If mixture is still watery and you are looking for a creamier texture, remove 1 cup of mixture and use a hand blender to puree. Add back to chili and stir to incorporate.
- 10. Add corn and chard for an additional 15 minutes to cook through.
Energy and nutrition on your family’s plate
With Canadian turkey on your plate, you will feel good knowing you are providing your family with nutritious food. Turkey will give your family the energy they need to make through their high-octane days.
Would you like to have additional tips, recipes and HOW TOs to make Back-To-School easier and tastier? Visit Canadian Turkey’s website to find your cooking inspiration! The recipe section contains many delicious recipes for full meals, snacks, appetizers, and kids favourites. There are also WHOLE TURKEY and CUT HOW TOs to give you a helping hand to get tasty, nutritious and versatile turkey on your table every day!
You can also connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube pages for more ideas to see how #TurkeyMakesItEasy for Back-To-School!
Disclaimer: This post is generously sponsored by Canadian Turkey.
I’d add some mushrooms and peppers
I ‘d add marmelaide.
oooo i have no idea! because i love tomatoes, i will say i would add tomatoes to this dish
Because my daughters have a huge macaroni obsession i am going to say the Turkey Burger Mac ‘n Cheese would be a hit
I would add some chili flakes and parmesan!
I would add in some black beans because I like the combination of black beans and corn. Thanks!
The turkey burger mac n cheese is sure to be a hit on our home. Thanks!
I would add in green peppers
I’d add cocoa powder to make it my own
Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake, s ounds nice
I would love to add mushrooms to this recipe.. It looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing 🙂
I think the Turkey Burger Mac n Cheese is sure to become a family favourite!
I would add in some small cornbread dumplings to the Canadian turkey chili!
I think I would add some parsnips.
I would probably add red pepper.
I’d put it some chili powder.
I would add lentils to make it my own.
I would add green peas to give it some more color and sweet veggies.
JERKY TURKEY MEATBALL SUB would be a great addition to our meal lineup
I would add smoky bacon to the chilli
I would add bacon!
I would add some habanero peppers!
I would add green peppers to this recipe to make it my own.
I’m not much of a cook, so I’d add pepper.
I would add some shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
I would add mushrooms!
I would add lentils to make it my own.
Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos
QUICK & TASTY HONEY LEMON ROSEMARY TURKEY TENDERS
I would add some golden and regular beets to my turkey to give some colour and sweetness
I would add carrots instead of the corn for this chili.
I think the SAUCY TURKEY MEATBALL SUBS would quickly become a favourite with my kids and myself.
I would add some roasted potatoes and Parmesan
Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders
I would put a couple of peppers in it like green and red for taste and colour.
I would add a can of diced tomatoes to this recipe.
I would like to add lots of vegetables
Instead of Italian seasoning, I would try Harissa or a Moroccan blend of spices.
I would add bacon to this recipe.
I’ll put some green onion, my kids love them a lot
Cayenne pepper would be one added ingredient!
I would add a little bit of tumeric. I try to add it whenever I can because it is a good anti-inflammatory.
I think the kids would love the Sweet & Smoky Turkey Sloppy Joes , they could be a family favourite!
One Pot Turkey Meatballs would be another fave!
I would add red pepper!
I’d add some oregano
I love putting pumpkin in chilli- it’s delicious, nutritious, and filling: the vegetable version of turkey!
I would add a little celery.
I would add mushrooms to make it my own.
I always serve chilli with a dollop of cottage cheese on top. Sounds weird but we love it.
The Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese sounds so good!
I would add some celery and carrots
I would add carrots.
Turkey and Cranberry Sandwich Spread would become a family favourite
Honey Garlic Turkey Tenders with Sweet and Smoky Dipping Sauce
I really need to try the Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders! They look delicious. In the past few years, I have found some yummy ways to use turkey. I don not think turkey gets enough attention in the culinary world. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.
I would add a chopped jalapeno pepper to make it nice and spicy!
I would add some garden hot peppers to make it my own
The Creamy Turkey Stew in a Bread Bowl would be a hit.
I would probably add a little bit of celery.
I would add kidney beans, beans and chili power.
My family would enjoy the Honey Garlic Turkey Casserole .
I would leave out the onion and add onion powder in its place, and I would add some black eyed peas and kidney beans (both white and red) and I would leave out the swiss chard and corn and add some mushrooms.
I think my family would enjoy the BAKED TURKEY CHEDDAR RANCH PULL-APART SLIDERS
I would add cranberries.
I would add a can of diced italian tomatoes
I would add red peppers to the Chili recipe
Shredded Turkey Tacos
I would omit the chickpeas and add mushrooms
We would like to try the Turkey Sweet Potato Burrito.
I would add some green peppers and chili powder.
I would add in some chopped jalapeños
I would add some okra and peppers to make this my own.
I would add some diced red pepper to the recipe
I would add some peppers.
I would add tomatoes and celery.
turkey lettuce wraps. thanks
They’d love the Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese.
I would add green peppers and mushrooms
Spiced Fried Turkey Nuggets
we always add a base of pureed carrots to all our chili recipes and it’s delicious!
Baked Turkey Cheddar Ranch Pull-Apart Sliders would be a family favourite.
The Honey Garlic Turkey Casserole would be a hit for us.
The Turkey Sweet Potato Burrito sounds like one that the whole family would love!
I would add some orange or red peppers and some bacon.
Creamy Turkey Stew in a Bread Bowl
I’d add green peppers
I would add some peppers and celery.
I would add asparagus and Parmesan cheese!
I would replace the frozen corn with frozen peas to make it my own.
Turkey sweet potato burrito. thanks
Crunchy Turkey Cutlets
I would add some red or green peppers to the chili.
The Honey Garlic Turkey Casserole sounds perfect! I love casseroles.
Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos would be a great recipe for game nights that we would enjoy.
i’d add mushrooms.
They would love the Turkey Mac and Cheese.
Egg Muffuletta Sandwich
I’d add something spicy – peppers for sure!
I would like to try the Turkey Lettuce Wraps
I would add mushrooms and lots of them to make it mine.
I would add in some edamame.
I would add mushrooms and green peppers!
I would add cilantro!!! mmmmm
The Honey Garlic Turkey Casserole sounds different!
Family-Style Grilled Turkey Taco Bar would become a family favourite.
Grilled Apple ‘n’ Honey Turkey
Porcupine Meat Balls would be a family favourite.
I would add some roasted potatoes and pepper jack cheese!
I would add mushrooms to the recipe.
The Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese would be a family favorite
The Spiced Fried Turkey Nuggets would be a meal everyone wold enjoy!
Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Hand Pies
The Grab and Go turkey muffins would be a hit
The Turkey Apple Meatloaf Muffins would be something we would like.
I would add green pepper.
Turkey Burger Mac ‘n Cheese would be a favourite in our house.
I would add Worchester/Liquid Smoke to the chili recipe to give it a hint of a smoky flavour
I’d love to try the Make Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac & Cheese!
Cheesy Tomato and Turkey Bake
i would add onions and peppers
The Sweet & Smoky Turkey Sloppy Joes would be a family favourite.
I would add some bacon!
Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Pasta Sauce is a recipe my family is sure to enjoy.
Turkey Sweet Potato Burrito
We would enjoy the Quick & Tasty Honey Lemon Rosemary Turkey Tenders.
black beans & more peppers!
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Turkey And Strawberry-Jalapeno Sauce
The Sky-High Veggie Packed Turkey Nachos are going to be a favourite!
Our family would enjoy Turkey Apple Sage Burgers with Peanut Satay
BBQ Turkey Burgers
I would add some chipotle pepper.
Turkey Burger Mac ‘n Cheese. thanks
Our family would enjoy the Creamy Turkey Stew in a Bread Bowl
Turkey Bagel Burgers
I would add a smidgeon of brown sugar and onions.
The Egg Muffuletta Sandwich sounds good!
I would add some cheddar cheese!
We would enjoy the Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls.
I would love to add tomatoes to the Canadian Turkey Big Batch Turkey and Chard Chili recipe.
Baked Turkey Cheddar Ranch Pull-Apart Sliders. thanks
Egg Studded Pizza
The Turkey Lettuce Wraps, too!
We would enjoy the Apple, Cheddar & Turkey Hand Pies.
BBQ Turkey Burgers. thanks
Turkey Tortilla Pie
I would add green peppers
Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes With Turkey And Lentils. thanks
The The Turkey Apple Meatloaf Muffins!
I think Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Turkey And Strawberry-Jalapeno Sauce would become a family favourite.
Saucy Turkey Meatball Subs
I would add mushrooms , peppers and cheese
The Turkey Tortilla Pie sounds yummy! We would all enjoy it, I think 🙂
The Make-Ahead Creamy Turkey Mac and Cheese would be a family favourite.
I love the idea of the Sky High Nachos loaded with Veggies. This is as close to clean eating that my family may get on CFL game day!
The One Pot Turkey Meatballs sound yummy!
I would add black beans and smokey ancho chilies!
Smoky Turkey, Bean and Spinach Soup
I would try the Turkey Burger Mac ‘n Cheese!
Smoked Turkey Wraps. thanks
Egg Muffuletta Sandwich would be a recipe we would enjoy.
I’d love to do a turkey chili, great idea ! I’dd add some more tomatoes and veggies, thanks:)
Turkey Apple Cheddar Patty Melts
I would add kidney beans and some green peppers!
I would add black beans
I would add mushrooms and bacon.
Our family would enjoy Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Pasta Sauce.
I recently used juniper berries in my duck for Thanksgiving, so, this is what I would use instead of black pepper. It really made a difference.
Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls
We would probably like the Turkey Apple Sage Burgers with Peanut Satay.
Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches
I would add some tomatoes and and satay.
Turkey Apple Sage Burgers with Peanut Satay. thx
I think my family would enjoy Shredded Turkey Tacos.
I’d add some of my dad’s garden dried hot peppers!
My grandchildren would love the Make-Ahead Turkey Mac and Cheese!
I think a turkey burger mac’n’ cheese would make for a delicious dinner.
Sweet & Smoky Turkey Sloppy Joes
I think my family would love to try the Turkey Burger Mac ‘n Cheese
I think the Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Pasta Sauce would become a family favourite.
I really want to try the One Pot Turkey Meatballs recipe!
Turkey Chilli with extra jalapenos please!!!
Best Ever Turkey Chili
I’d add a bit of butter
The Spiced Turkey Stuffed Rolls would another favourite recipe!
I think Tzatziki Turkey Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches would become a family favourite.
I would add mushrooms and bacon to the chili!
The turkey burger mac and cheese sounds really good!
I would add red and yellow peppers.
Mini Pizza Meatloaves would be a recipe we would like.
Turkey, Pesto & Kale Meatloaf
I would make some Open-Faced Turkey Sandwiches!
the turkey chili
Tiger Tails is a recipe that would be a family favourite.
Good Morning Casserole
The Turkey, Pesto & Kale Meatloaf sounds delicious!
Our family would enjoy Tzatziki Turkey Cucumber & Cream Cheese Sandwiches.
The turkey lettuce wraps sound yummy. Thanks! 🙂
Smoked Turkey Wraps
We would enjoy the recipe – Grilled Apple ‘n’ Honey Turkey.
I would add in peppers
The Batch Turkey Meatballs eould definitely be a favourite. Thanks!
Italian Turkey and Spinach Pie, looks delicious
Id add savory from a fresh farm and almonds for a crunch maybe some red onion too
Honey Garlic Turkey Tenders with Sweet and Smoky Dipping Sauce would be a family favourite.
The Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Pasta Sauce sounds good!
The GOOD MORNING CASSEROLE would be a family fav
Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders
The Baked Turkey Cheddar Ranch Pull-Apart Sliders look like a fun to eat meal that I know we would all enjoy!
Party Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas
Smoked Turkey Wraps would become a favourite lunch for us.
The Sweet & Smoky Turkey Sloppy Joes sound yummy, too!
I love turkey, especially the breast and sandwiches with sliced turkey breast and some cranberry jelly is heaven and healthy too. 🙂