Smoking Good Chili
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8 servings
This Chili is also very versatile and can be made on the stove top, in a slow cooker, instant pot, in the thermal cooker. Our favorite way of cooking it is in a "Can Cooker" on the Traeger to smoke it.
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 3 - 16 ounce cans Chili Beans or about 40 ounces
  • 2 - 16 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 med. chopped onion (or 3 Tablespoons dehydrated onion)
  • 1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Sauté hamburger with onion & salt and pepper.
  2. Drain fat from meat (I also rinse meat with hot water to remove more fat).
  3. Add rest of ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Note: When we make this recipe on the Traeger we smoke the Hamburger, Onion, Salt and Pepper on 250 until well done. First set the grill on a medium temperature and allow the meat to warm up to 100F and then switch the grill to smoke. This allows the meat fibers to open up so that the meat absorbs more smoke. (it will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour)
  6. When we take this recipe camping we make the meat at home and then place it into a freezer bag and freeze the meat. At camp we put the thawed meat into a can cooker along with the rest of the ingredients and cook for about and hour with the top lid off so the smoke can get inside of the can cooker.
If you use ground beef instead of ground turkey it raises the calories from 220 to 326 per serving
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 CUP Calories: 220 Fat: 1.9 g Saturated fat: .5 g Carbohydrates: 34.2 g Sugar: 4 g Sodium: 1,037 mg Fiber: 12.6 g Protein: 22.8 g Cholesterol: 35.5 mg
Recipe by Homemaking Divas at