Spicy Hummus Turkey Chili

This spicy hummus turkey chili is creamy, comforting and the perfect one-pot dinner for cold winter days. 

After two weeks in Grenada and eating more fish in 15 days than I probably have in a year (seriously, they eat SO much fish. Even for breakfast…gag), I can’t tell you how delicious this pot of turkey chili tasted.

I accomplished two things yesterday: sleeping until noon (I have no idea why since Grenada was only one hour ahead, it’s not like I was six times zones away or something but it felt amazing) and cooking this.

This perfect pot of creamy, cheesy, hummus-y, turkey goodness without anything even remotely resembling fish in it.

Spicy hummus turkey chili

I love white chili. Maybe even more so than the usual red one because of it’s creamy factor. The one thing I’m not a fan of though is the whole roux thing usually needed to get that creaminess. So I had a thought: why not use hummus instead of a traditional roux for a way simpler, less ingredients spread out over the kitchen counter kind of alternative?

It totally worked.

Spicy turkey hummus chili

Sabra’s Supremely Spicy Hummus was the perfect addition to this spicy turkey chili. Between the jalapenos, red pepper flakes and the spicy hummus, this one packs a punch. Not overwhelmingly so, but definitely be ready for some heat with this recipe. Consider yourself warned, spice haters.

Spicy turkey chili

You guys know how I loathe football, but I gotta say, this is pretty much the ultimate football food. Speaking of which, Sabra is hosting an Ultimate Tailgating Sweepstakes for 2 tickets to the 2016 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. You can enter HERE. Heck, even I would watch a game of football if it meant a trip to Hawaii.

Serves 4     adjust servings

Spicy Hummus Turkey Chili

Preparation 10 min Prep Time
Cook Time 35 min Cook Time
Total Time 45 mins Total Time

This spicy hummus turkey chili is creamy, comforting and the perfect one-pot dinner for cold winter days.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 15 ounce can white beans (any variety), drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 ounce container Sabra Supremely Spicy Hummus
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add the turkey and cook until browned. Transfer the turkey to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil to the pot.
  4. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno. Cook for about 3 minutes until softened.
  5. Transfer the turkey back to the pot and add the salt, pepper, coriander, cumin and red pepper, stir to combine and cook another minute.
  6. Add the diced tomatoes and broth to the pot, stir and let simmer over medium heat uncovered for about 20 minutes until some of the liquid has cooked off and the mixture has thickened.
  7. Add the beans, hummus and cheddar cheese and stir until incorporated and cheese has melted.
  8. Add the cilantro and green onions last and give it one final stir.

 *This post is sponsored by Sabra. All content and opinions are my own.

22 Comments

  1. Michael Clare

    I am thinking about making this for Christmas eve – one question: what size hummus container? 7oz? 12 0z?

    Reply
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Great question, should’ve specified…a 10 ounce container. The recipe is edited to say that now. Hope you enjoy it!

      Reply
  2. Susan Ohnysty

    This chili was fantastic! I have cooked chili so many ways and the hummus gives it a wonderful creamed texture and taste. Loved it!

    Reply
  3. Michelle

    Made this for my family last week during the rain. It came out lovely and was a big hit! Will definitely be putting into the dinner rotation. Thanks again for another winner!

    Reply
  4. Mollie K

    How do you think this would taste with beef? I have ground beef on hand that is why I ask. But doesn’t that not go with white beans? Or do you have a favorite beef chili recipe you could let me know about! Thanks!

    Reply
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