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Spicy Roasted Poblano Chili

A spicy flavorful chili to warm you up!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: chili, poblano pepper, roasted poblano, spicy chili
Servings: 8 people


  • Dutch Oven


  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • 5 Cloves Fresh Garlic, minced
  • 1 Heaping Cup of Diced Onions
  • 1 pound *Diestel Turkey Ranch Italian Ground Sausage
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Roasted Poblano Peppers, de-seeded and diced see above for how to roast
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Cayenne
  • 4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 5 tsp Better Than Bouillon (Vegetable) mixed with 5 cups water
  • 3 tbsp *Sucanat
  • 28 Oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Cans Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt to taste


  • Place Dutch oven on stove top on medium heat. When pot is hot, add avocado oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add onions and cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Using a wooden spoon, add ground turkey sausage. Mash the turkey sausage around until you get crumbly pieces. Turkey doesn't need long to cook, Cook until just brown, DON'T OVERCOOK OR IT WILL BE VERY TOUGH.
  • Add cumin, cayenne, chili powder, and mix into the meat. Then add the tomato paste, poblano peppers, cocoa powder, and sucanat. Pour the bouillon mix in.
  • Add the diced tomatoes. Then add the beans and stir. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low, Let the chili simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring frequently so that the bottom of the pot doesn't scorch.
  • Add salt to taste.* Serve with a side of warm cornbread and enjoy!


*Diestel Turkey Ranch Italian Ground Sausage - I found this at PCC Markets but this product isn't widely available. Substituting another Italian GROUND turkey sausage or beef should be fine.
*Sucanat - This is an unrefined sugar that I found on Amazon - brown sugar or white sugar will also work fine. Just add a 1/4 teaspoon at a time to get your desired taste.
*Add salt to taste - There is salt in the bouillon and turkey sausage so I added nothing but a dash at end.