Chili Spaghetti - Comfort Food And High Protein Variations

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Jan. 15, 2018

Today I am going to show you how to make Chili Spaghetti.Hope you like it!


Olive oil 4 Tablespoon (or your choice of oil)
Lean ground turkey 1 1/4 Pound (93%/ 7%)
Diced onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Diced bell peppers 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Diced celery 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , mince (finely minced)
Bay leaf 1
Grand diamond all purpose seasoning 2 Tablespoon
Kosher salt 2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Chili powder 3 Tablespoon
Smoked paprika 1 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
Oregano 2 Teaspoon
Mustard 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Light brown sugar/Dark brown sugar 2 Teaspoon , lightly packed
Red pepper flakes 1 Teaspoon (optional)
Diced tomatoes 14 Ounce (1 can)
Tomato paste 5 Tablespoon
Worcestershire 1 Tablespoon
Low sodium chicken stock/Chicken broth 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs)
Shredded cheddar cheese To Taste
Canned beans/Pinto beans 15 Ounce , drained, rinsed (kidney, or black beans



1.First, chop the onions, bell pepper, celery and garlic.

2.In a large skillet, or medium size pot, add the oil and turn the heat to medium-high.

3.Once the oil is hot, brown the ground turkey for about minutes.

4.Next, add all of the ingredients into the skillet. Stir well.

5.Bring up to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes. (Tip: If you like the consistency of the chili at the 15-minute mark, turn off the heat. If the chili becomes too tight, or thick, just add a few more tablespoons of chicken stock.)

6.Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water, 3 to 4 quarts, to a boil over high heat.

7.Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of salt to the water.

8.Add the pasta and boil to the desired tenderness.

9.Drain the pasta in a strainer/colander, do not rinse it.

10.Once its done, serve any way you like. Ladle the chili over each serving of pasta or toss the chili and pasta together, top with cheddar cheese, bake at 400 degrees, or place the casserole under the broiler just until the cheese melts.


11.Serve and enjoy!


You can also cool the chili down, portion it into plastic freezer bags, label, date, and freeze for later use.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2