Recipe: Healthy Turkey Chili

A week or so ago, it got cold in New Orleans…for two days. However, those crisp days made me crave something warm so I tried a new turkey chili recipe that I LOVED. I had to modify the original version because it had a LOT of heat in it, but this version was perfect — still some spice, but my mouth wasn’t on fire. Enjoy!


Turkey Chili (8 servings)


-2 lbs 99% fat-free ground turkey

-1 yellow onion, chopped

-5 cloves garlic, minced

-1 Tbsp olive oil

-1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, no-salt added

-1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, no-salt added

-3 Tbsp tomato paste

-1/2 tsp. hot sauce (I used Crystal)

-1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, no-salt added, drained and rinsed

-1 red bell pepper, chopped

-1 green bell pepper, chopped

-1 jalapeno, chopped

-1 1/2 tsp. sea salt

-Pinch of pepper

-1 packet Stevia

-2 Tbsp chili powder

-2 tsp. oregano

-1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (I used about 1/16 tsp.)

-1/8 cup of shredded cheese (I always look for the cheddar made with skim or 2% milk)


1-Drizzle olive oil in a large suacepan. Saute onion and garlic until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until crumbled and brown, draining excess liquid as necessary.



2-Move the onion, garlic and turkey mixture into a large pot. all the rest of the ingredients and cook on medium/low heat for about an hour.


3-Sprinkle with 1/8 cup of cheese before serving.

Have a great day!


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