TurkeyFun food facts

  • Turkey talk: There are approximately 176 turkey farmers in Ontario. Turkeys are grown year-round in Ontario, with approximately 70 million kilograms produced.
  • Gobble this up! Not just for special occasions, turkey can be eaten year-round. Turkey is a complete protein — this means it has the nine protein building blocks (amino acids) that your body needs from food.

Brain teaser

Test your gobble-gobble know-how. Ontario produces approximately what percentage of Canada’s turkeys?

  1. 25%
  2. 35%
  3. 45%

Answer: c

Photo Courtesy of Turkey Farmers of OntarioEat it up!

Turkey chili

Ready for a cool kitchen adventure? Grab a grown-up to help you dish out this yummy dinner.

Makes 6 servings.
Takes 50 minutes.
You’ll need an adult’s help.

You'll need:

  • 1-1/4 lb (625 g) ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) chopped Ontario Onions
  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely diced Ontario Carrots
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced jalapeño pepper (optional)
  • 1 can (5.5 oz/156 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (19 oz/540 mL) bean medley or mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) chicken broth or water
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin

What to do:

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onions and carrots; cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in garlic and jalapeño pepper (if using); cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste.
  3. Stir in tomatoes with juice, beans, broth, chili powder, oregano and cumin.
  4. Bring to boil, stirring often. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.