Turkey Chili

Nov 10, 2013

turkey chili recipe


We love this simple & quick Turkey Chili recipe, especially on a cold, "chili" night!  It's healthy, gluten-free and can even be dairy-free without cheese toppings. And it's a great leftover for the next day.  Feel free to share with your family & friends!


INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey meat
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 of 6 oz can of tomato paste1 cup of water
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup of sweet corn
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Toppings (optional)
- Shredded cheddar or white American cheese 

- Plain, non-fat greek yogurt
- Pinch of parsley

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until turkey is fully cooked.
3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; stir and cook for 1 minute.
4. Stir in kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and water; bring to a boil.
5. Reduce heat to low, cover and gently simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Serve with (optional) toppings & enjoy!

Optional:  You can substitute beef or chicken for turkey and you can also add plain non-fat greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  It tastes exactly the same - only healthier!  Want to switch it up? Try adding organic corn for additional texture and flavor! 

Makes approximately 4 servings