2 lbs ground turkey
1/2 cup chili powder
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 medium onions diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 29 oz can diced tomatoes
1 29 oz can tomato sauce
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
5 drops of liquid smoke (mesquite blend)
2 cans drained cannellini beans
1 can drained white kidney beans
1 tsp cayenne pepper (or more for more heat)
kosher salt to taste
In a 1 gallon soup pot, heat olive oil on medium, add onions. Cook onions for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add garlic, cook until fragrant - about 1-2 minutes. Add chili powder, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tbsp kosher salt. Stir for about 2-3 minutes to bloom the spices.
Add stock and ground turkey. Stir until ground turkey is separated (no large chunks). Turn up to med-high heat, bring to boil. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and liquid smoke. Stir and bring back to a boil. Turn down to simmer, cover and cook for 30-45 minutes.
Taste and adjust the spices as needed.