My Smoked Southwest Chili

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I love the way mesquite smells. All it took was one trip to Arizona and I was hooked. Now, I try to incorporate the flavor when and where I can. One way I do accomplish this is with my southwestern chili. I get the flavor by smoking my ground turkey meat on my propane grill for an hour before using it. This one is a home run.

My Smoked Southwest Chili

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy carb, Souhwest
Servings: 4
Calories: 421kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 2 Cups Mesquite wood chips
  • 1 Pound Ground turkey 85/15
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion small
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 Poblano pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 12 Oz Corn
  • 23 Oz Tomato sauce
  • 15 Oz. Black beans
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Chili powder


  • Preheat your grill by turning on half of your grill grates to high heat. You’re trying to get your grill to 225 degrees (highly recommend a wireless thermometer.)
  • In a small disposable aluminum tray (or a smoker box), add the wood chips.
  • Take a separate pan and add two cups of water. The water tray is to keep the meat from drying out.
  • Place both trays over the burners that are on.
  • Add the ground turkey meat to the grate (without the burners lit) and close the lid. Let this smoke for 40 minutes.
  • In a large, heavy bottom pot (such as a Dutch oven) heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add in your onions and saute for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add poblano pepper and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook another 1 minute.
  • Add in the smoked turkey meat and break up with your utensil.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of salt, tomato sauce, tomatoes, corn, black beans and chili powder. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove lid and cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes to thicken.
  • Serve with Cilantro mayo and cheddar cheese!


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1517mg | Potassium: 1696mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1881IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 6mg


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