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Turkey Chili by Chef Eric Greenspan

Total Time
1 hr 30 min
30 min
1 hr
Chili is easy, one-pot, comfort food that you can enjoy all year long. Let it simmer for the right amount of time so the flavours really blend. Serve this chili as written or with a variety of other toppings such as chopped green onions, whole cilantro leaves, diced avocado, reduced-fat shredded cheese or nonfat plain Greek yogurt (toppings are not included in the recipe’s Points value).


Vegetable oil

1 tbsp(s)

Red bell pepper(s)

6 medium, diced small

Uncooked red onion(s)

2 medium, finely diced

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 medium, seeded, finely chopped

Uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast

2 pound(s)

Chili powder

2 tbsp(s), or to taste

Table salt

4 pinch(es), or to taste

Ground cumin

3 pinch(es), or to taste

Canned diced tomatoes

45 oz, (fire-roasted with garlic recommended for heat)

Canned black beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained

Canned pinto beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained

Fat free no sugar canned refried beans

15 oz


½ cup(s)


½ cup(s), chopped


  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add red peppers, onions, and jalapeno; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent and somewhat caramelized, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add turkey, chili powder, salt, and cumin; cook, stirring and breaking apart turkey as it cooks, until meat is just browned, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients, except cilantro, and bring to a boil over high heat, gently stirring to combine all ingredients and make sure nothing sticks to the bottom. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until chili is sufficiently thickened, about 45 minutes. Serve garnished with cilantro.
  4. Serving size: about 1 1/3 cup


SERVING SIZE (about 1⅓ cup) 231 Cal, 3 g Total Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 688 mg Sod, 26 g Total Carb, 7 g Sugar, 0 g Added Sugar, 9 g Fib, 25 g Prot.