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Apple Sage Turkey Chili (Gluten-Free)

Servings: 6 -8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Apple Sage Turkey Chili recipe. A delicious and comforting turkey apple chili recipe made with ground turkey, diced apples, carrots and sweet potatoes and seasoned with sage, cinnamon and chili powder. It's the perfect Fall chili recipe.


  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups sliced sweet potatoes, halved and quartered
  • 2 cups diced apple
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp rubbed sage, divided
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • a sprinkle nutmeg
  • 2 lbs ground lean turkey
  • 3 Tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups strained tomatoes, (or a Paleo marinara sauce)
  • 1-2 cans kidney beans


  • Put 1 Tbs of olive oil into a large pot and turn the stove top up to medium heat.
  • Add the diced apples, sliced sweet potatoes, and sliced carrots to the pan. Top with onion powder, garlic powder, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp of rubbed sage, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and a sprinkle nutmeg. Mix with a spatula and cook for 5 minutes, mixing every now and then.
  • Add the ground turkey meat, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, 2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp sage and 1 tsp salt to the mixture and mix until the tomato paste is evenly distributed.
  • Then add the crushed tomatoes and strained tomatoes to the pot, and mix.
  • Reduce the heat to low-medium and cook for 20-30 minutes. If you are adding kidney beans, add them at the end.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo turkey apple chili, turkey apple chili