Turkey Chili

Chili good enough for the BIG game without the BIG calories!

FAMILY RATING:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 green or yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1-2 finely chopped Serrano or Jalapeño peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans petite cut diced tomatoes
  • 
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1 cup medium/hot salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions

Directions:

Heat oil in large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until the turkey is browned, about 6 minutes. Add the bell pepper, onion, celery, Serrano or Jalapeño pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.  Add the tomatoes, beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended and the chili begins to thicken, about 1 hour. Serve with the cheese and scallions.

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: (1 cup) 260 Cal (21% from Fat, 39% from Protein, 40% from Carb); 26 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 27 g Carb; 7 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 104 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 622 mg Sodium; 45 mg Cholesterol

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Categories: Soups & Stews

Author:Amy Stafford

I am the author, photographer and creator behind the blog A Healthy Life For Me. I am a food and fitness nut who loves Crossfit, Chocolate and Organic Gardening.

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3 Comments on “Turkey Chili”

  1. April 11, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    I need to try this at my next Mexican feast!

    • April 11, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      It is so easy and delicious! It seems like everything Mexican is easy and delicious, especially the Margaritas:)

      • April 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

        Too true… mmmmm margarita’s (particularly the frozen variety!)

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