Take Home Deer Valley Turkey Chili

Chili 3

“Can I have the recipe?”

That’s what my friend said when I dropped off a container of my “take home and make at home” Deer Valley Turkey Chili for her.  The package was enough for 10 people so I wrapped up some for my friend and left it on her doorstep for her family to enjoy.

“We can go one step further than that!  The mix is available at Deer Valley Grocery~Café,” I responded.

Many visitors to Deer Valley Resort look forward to the turkey chili just as much as they enjoy the skiing!  Being new to skiing, I didn’t really know about this tradition until I overheard several different groups of people on the chairlifts talking about how much they were looking forward to it!  Once I tried the turkey chili at Silver Lake Lodge, I knew why.

Since my husband had shoulder surgery, he wasn’t able to get up to the resort so I decided to surprise him with a special treat. I brought the chili to him. Though I am not a very good cook, (I readily admit defeat in this area), even I was able to make the world famous turkey chili with the help of the special take-home spice pack kit!

Here’s how it went:

Beans were soaked overnight and rinsed.

A few ingredients were purchased at the store and chopped up in (relatively) even pieces.

Browned the turkey, boiled some chicken broth on the stove, added the spices and the ingredients, simmered for a half hour or so and served.  Even Nancy Anderson was able to do it!

You can pick up your Take Home Turkey Chili packages at  Deer Valley Grocery~Café.

After you try it, let us know if yours was as tasty as ours!

Buy Deer Valley Turkey Chili online at deervalley.com.




36 Responses

  1. Deb Ginder says:

    have family members with allergies to nuts, eggs and soy…..is this prepackaged spice packet safe for them to eat? Thanks

  2. Debbi says:

    How long does the mix last? I see no expiration date.

  3. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Debbi,

    The mix will not expire because all of the ingredients are dry goods. However, the spices will become more mild in time.

  4. Margie says:

    Where can I buy the packaged chili?

  5. I purchased this incredible mix over 15 years ago when I was skiing @ Deer Valley, and I still haven’t stopped thinking or talking about the delicious outcome of this chili.
    I am having my first party in our new town/home. My neighbor has a culinary business and I want to:
    a. Serve an incredible meal for many people.
    b. Impress a professional chef.
    Thank you for being available after all these years!!!

  6. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Margie,

    You can buy Deer Valley Turkey Chili mix online at http://signatures.deervalley.com/gourmet-market/signature-foods-of-deer-valley/turkey-chili-mix-486.html. Let us know if we can help you with anything else. Enjoy!

  7. Carol Cross says:

    I have made this Chili from the Deer Valley Mix for years. However, this year I put it in the crock pot to serve later and it got very thin. Do you have a tip how to thicken it up??
    PS–Everyone, even the kids, love this Chili!!
    Thank you,

  8. Deer Valley says:

    The chili is best made a day ahead and let sit overnight so it can naturally thicken. If it does not thicken to your liking you can use cornstarch or even arrowroot to bring it to the desired consistency. Let simmer for at least 10 minutes after you add it.

    Jodie Rogers

    Director of Food and Beverage at Deer Valley Resort

  9. Jan Robinson says:

    This sounds delicious! One quick question….are the beans packaged separately from the spices, so that it can be made without beans??

  10. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Jan,

    Thanks for reaching out. The spices and beans are not in the same bag so you can leave the beans out if you would like. Let us know if you have any more questions. Enjoy the Turkey Chili without beans.

  11. Tab says:

    Is there a link to purchase more of the mix online? The one in the earlier comments no longer works.

  12. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Tab,

    Thank you for reaching out. You can find the updated link here: http://signatures.deervalley.com/gourmet-market/turkey-chili-mix.html We will update it in the article as well. Let us know if we can help with anything else.

  13. Melissa says:

    Can you suggest a substitute for the butter in this recipe?

  14. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Melissa,
    The butter is used in sauteing the veggies and the turkey– any other cooking fat or oil of your choosing should suffice

  15. Kay Ganong says:

    Have always been a huge fan of Deer Valley chili. However, I now need to know the amount of sodium in the prepackaged mix. Can you let me know. Thanks.

  16. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Kay,

    We spoke to the chef and there is no sodium in the prepackaged Turkey Chili mix. Let us know if we can help with anything else. Enjoy!

  17. Deb says:

    Just made this for dinner and it is delicious!!
    It makes a lot. Can you freeze the leftovers?

  18. Deer Valley says:

    HI Deb,

    You can freeze the leftovers. Enjoy!

  19. Jeni says:

    Ok, so I don’t want to mess this up and I want to make sure it takes like yours in Deer Valley. I have the mix. Do most grocery stores sell raw turkey breast meat or is it frozen? Can you substitute chicken? Also, it calls for 1 can of cream corn, is there is substitute for this?

    Thanks so much.

  20. Deer Valley says:

    Hey Jeni,

    We have reached out to one of our talented chefs and will update you as soon as we hear back.

  21. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Amy,

    Usually, you have to buy keels, but chicken is also perfect to use. No substitute for Creamed corn.

  22. Shannin says:

    Hi! I received this as a gift and was hoping you might be able to provide tricks for using this recipe in a crock pot? TYIA

  23. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Shannin,

    We recommend soaking the beans for 24 hours or buying canned beans and washing them thoroughly so you get the Deer Valley golden color. Good luck!

  24. Kris says:

    I have a guest with a garlic allergy. Is there any garlic in the spice packet?

  25. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Kris,

    The package does have powdered garlic in it. Unfortunately, we are unable to remove it.

  26. Francine says:

    Can this be made in an instant pot or slow cooker? What adjustments would need to be made?

  27. Kathy H says:

    Can I use ground Turkey or is Turkey breast preferred? Thanks!

  28. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Kathy,

    The resort uses Turkey breast, however if you would like you can use ground turkey. Enjoy!

  29. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Francine, this can be made in the slow cooker or instant pot. We suggest following the directions and adding leaving it in the slow cooker for about 35 minutes or so. Our team is going to do a little more research on this as well. Enjoy!

  30. Craig Gordon says:

    We need a instapot/crockpot recipe please. I don’t have a gigantic 6 quart saucepan

  31. Craig Gordon says:

    We need a crockpot or instapot recipe. I def don’t have a 6 quart saucepan in my bachelor pad. Just want to toss it in the crockpot and enjoy it. Working at Deer Valley was tons of fun.

  32. Marilyn says:

    Is just seasoning mix available?

  33. Deer Valley says:
  34. Blaire Isleib says:

    Is there any update to the chili being made in the Instant Pot? Also I’m leaving the Turkey out and substituting vegan chick’n broth- hope it works!

  35. Kathleen Johnson says:

    Bought the packaged mix. No directions. Please help

  36. Deer Valley says:

    Hi Kathleen,

    The directions should be on the label in the packaging. Please reach out if you have any issues.

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