Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

This is just awesome. We even eat this on its own, without any pasta, sometimes. It's a hearty Italian chili that way and lip-smacking delicious. It's wonderful over penne, rotini, or good ol' p-sketti ;-) if you're a traditionalist! Any way you serve it, you'll love it. We got ours from an Emeril recipe that we tweaked a little--PORK FAT RULES! LOL!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat bacon drippings over medium heat. Saute onions until soft. Add celery, carrots and garlic. Cook about 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add seasonings.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT for milk.
  5. Bring to a slight boil over med-high heat and then lower to simmer (I put it on low). Cook uncovered 2-2 1/2 hours.
  6. Just before serving, add milk and stir well.