Total Time: 1 hours 15 mins

Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chicken rub
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups diced red onion (one small onion)
  • 1 cup diced red pepper (one red pepper)
  • 2 serrano peppers, diced rib and seeds removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can petite diced tomato
  • 1 15 ounce can white kidney or cannellini beans
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place ground turkey in crumbles on a sheet pan and toss with seasoning. Place ground turkey on smoker for up to an hour or until the internal temperature of the larger chunks are 160 degrees F.
  • Remove from smoker and discard any fat or liquid in the tray before storing or adding to the chili.


  • In medium size pot over medium heat add olive oil. Once you see a slight smoke, add onions, bell, and serrano peppers. Stir for 10 minutes or until soft (not browned). Reduce heat if you see browning.
  • Add garlic and stir for additional 1 minute. Add ancho chili and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add beer, stir, and increase heat to bring to a simmer. Add ground turkey, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire, and salt and stir. Bring back to a simmer for 30 minutes uncovered. Stir occasionally.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Propane Smoker Safety

  1. Read and follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual
  2. Position your smoker in a safe location, at least 5 feet from the house and clear of any outdoor decorations and/or furniture.
  3. Check your tank and hoses for leaks
  4. Follow proper ignition practices
  5. Be present and check your smoker often
  6. Be aware of Fire knowledge & safety, make sure to have an extinguisher on hand!
  7. Be aware of smoke and the harm it can cause 

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