Mini Super Bowl Turkey Chili Bread Bowls

Super Bowl Chili Bread Bowls : The Effortless Chic

I really do love football, but let’s be honest, a Super Bowl party is all about the food!  While the menus tend to include more appetizer type finger foods and dips, I always like to have at least one dish that’s a bit more filling.  It’s a long game, after all!  These mini chili bread bowls are so tasty and deceptively easy.  They took less than thirty minutes from start to finish!  Here’s what you’ll need…

Mini Chili Bread Bowls : The Effortless Chic

Mini Turkey Chili Bread Bowls

(makes 24)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1- 28 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • grated cheddar, green onions, and sour cream for serving
  • 24 sourdough dinner rolls


In a large saucepan, heat oil then add onions and garlic until softened (about 3-5 minutes).  Season with salt and pepper.

Add turkey, tomato paste, cumin, and chipotle chili pepper, mixing and stirring frequently until the turkey is cooked all the way through.

Add tomatoes and beans and bring to a boil.  Reduce and simmer for 10 minutes before serving.

Meanwhile, using a bread knife, cut a large circle into the tops of each of the sourdough rolls and pull off the top (usually taking with it the inside as well).  Remove more bread from the inside if desired.


Mini Super Bowl Chili Bread Bowls : The Effortless Chic


Photography by Melissa Valladares

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  1. Wow…this is one recipe that I must try….thanks Jen!

  2. Looking so good. I love this bread bowls. This is amazing. Great idea.

  3. I would like to add a tip. Make these for the Super Bowl, but be sure to invite Broncos fans over. Their tears take this dish to a whole other level of delicious!

    GO HAWKS!!!!!

  4. justine


    Stop it! I love how adorable and complicated this looks but really SO easy!

  5. Christine


    Holy spices Batman!! First, I think these are too cute and practical to boot… the idea and I am totally stealing it. I went ahead and made it today….I am a firm believer that you should adapt any recipe to taste, so here is what I did. I doubled it, using a pound turkey, a pound ground beef. Halved the beans and used a tri bean blend instead of all black beans. I used 3 tbsp (instead of 4) chili powder and used half chipotle chili and half regular and wow! Not for the faint of heart. If you are Texan or like heat, I think you are good, but if not, you might want to cut back the spice, let it simmer a while and add more as needed. So to “rescue” the chili, I put in the whole can of tomato paste (6 oz) and a cup of beer to add more complexity. It might be a little soupy to go into the buns, but maybe the tomato paste will thicken it up a bit as it simmers…I am going to leave it on low for a few hours and then put it in the fridge overnight to give it more flavor. Looking forward to tomorrow!!

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