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Magpie’s Kitchen Sink Chili Recipe

This is my favorite chili recipe, ever.  I love a good chili and the chili that I love the most, is Tim Horton’s chili. I would really love to be able to perfect their chili, but the closest I have come is this chili recipe.

Chili Recipe

I inspected the chili at Timmy’s one day, and saw chunks of every imaginable vegetable possible in there. And perhaps some objects that were not readily identifiable as well.

So I copied the concept and put in everything but the kitchen sink.


I’m a huge fan of chili and my husband and kids absolutely love it. One of the key ingredients in a good chili is ketchup so it’s always important to include it if you want your chili to come out tasting delicious.

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For this chili recipe, you also have the option of going with either beef or turkey, it’s completely up to you.

Also, while you are at it, print my Turkey Lasagna Soup recipe. Just trust me. You and your family (kids included) will freak out about it. It’s a phenomenal recipe.

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Chili Recipe
Magpie’s Kitchen Sink Chili
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Need a good chili recipe? This is one of the best around and you can use either beef or turkey. It's super versatile.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 514 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz can of black beans
  • 15 oz can of kidney beans
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/2 orange pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1-2 cups of mushrooms
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of ketchup
  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  1. Cook in the oven at 300 degrees for 2-3 hours or for 5-6 hours in the crock pot on high

  2. Dice up all your veggies.
  3. Combine the can of crushed tomatoes, and the two cans of rinsed beans into the crock pot, mix in the brown sugar, chili powder and ketchup.
  4. Then add those fabulous veggies on top.
  5. Fry up 1 1/2 lbs or so of ground beef/turkey. You cannot tell the difference between the two, and I prefer the turkey.
  6. If you want a vegetarian version, add another can of black beans instead. Or, be bold and try some other kind of beans.
  7. Mix.
  8. Add in the mushrooms and garlic if you haven't already. Time to let it simmer, I don't add water to the chili because the vegetables and mushrooms release out SO much liquid that you don't need it. If you feel by the end that you do need water, go ahead and add some.
  9. Now when things are nice and soft, take about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the chili, and puree it. This gives it a thicker, tastier base to it, more like the Tim's chili. Add it back in, and continue to cook it for another 30 minutes or so.
  10. Serve with shredded cheese on top and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Magpie’s Kitchen Sink Chili
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 514 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Potassium 1296mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 12g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 91%
Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 39.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



  • Reply
    Erin Franco
    March 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I’ve made this recipe at least five times now–it’s delicious. And I feel so good about serving this to my family of six because of all of those gorgeous vegetables:)

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    Sonia Olivier
    January 25, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Looks good to me

  • Reply
    January 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    My fridge and pantry are completely empty right now but I’m gonna go with your whole kitchen sink theme here and just fill up the crock pot with what I can find and hope it comes out remotely chilli-ish. Totally trying the pureeing thing, sounds so good!

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      October 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      @Hilda Hope it worked out for you!~

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    July 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    This looks delicious!  I love cooking things in a crockpot.  It’s really a magicpot!  I’d go for turkey too.

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    March 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Love the idea of pureeing. So great! Can’t wait to try. Mine is always too runny.

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      October 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      @crissie Pureeing is the single best thing I’ve ever discovered when it comes to soup and chilis. WHAT a fabulous difference it makes!

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    March 2, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it myself.

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      October 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      @Em It’s good, healthy and yummy! Hope you liked it!

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