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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.6
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 772.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 12.0 g

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Chili - Ground Turkey Chili Stew + Halloween/Autumn Variation!

Submitted by: ARIZUMA

Introduction

This is a recipe that I have been experimenting with and tweaking for years. Always a family favorite and they didn't even notice the difference when I re-invented it using low fat ingredients and turkey instead of beef.

The best thing about this meal is how much fun you can have making it. Since it is more of a "stew" I have added all kinds of different vegetables and sometimes even put left over pot roast in with it. Have fun and be creative!

Halloween - Autumn Variation: Make this recipe just as described below but remove the potatoes and add one can (15oz) of pumpkin puree and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice! 1 tsp of ground cumin is always nice also..
This is a recipe that I have been experimenting with and tweaking for years. Always a family favorite and they didn't even notice the difference when I re-invented it using low fat ingredients and turkey instead of beef.

The best thing about this meal is how much fun you can have making it. Since it is more of a "stew" I have added all kinds of different vegetables and sometimes even put left over pot roast in with it. Have fun and be creative!

Halloween - Autumn Variation: Make this recipe just as described below but remove the potatoes and add one can (15oz) of pumpkin puree and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice! 1 tsp of ground cumin is always nice also..

Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1 Tablespoon Promise or Light Margarine
    2 Large Onions, Diced in 1/4" Pieces
    1 Pound Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
    1 Teaspoon Salt
    1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
    1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
    1 Cup Diced Raw Potatoes, I even leave the skin on
    1 Small Green/Bell Pepper, Diced in 1/4" Pieces
    1 Cup Chopped Celery
    1 Large Can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles, 28oz
    1 Can Tomato Soup, 10.5oz
    1 Can/Bottle of Light Beer, 12oz
    2 Can Kidney Beans, 15.5oz each, (Do not drain)

    (Optional)
    If you want more flavor use a dark ale or lager for the beer and the calorie impact per serving is small.

    Add tons of nutrition and kill almost all the sodium by substituting Hurst's 15 Bean Soup beans. You have to soak them over night but it is awesome! I also have gone to making this in the slow cooker so I have updated the cooking instructions.

    Update: Since I have noticed some comments related to the beer I thought I would add what that is about and hopefully educate in the process. It "is" true that alcohol evaporates during the cooking process. If you simmer the chili or make it in a slow cooker it will take about 3hrs for all of the alcohol to be effectively evaporated. The primary ingredients that the beer adds to the chili is the hops, barley and especially the brewers yeast. It will add a deeper richer taste to ANY chili. So other than ethical or religous reasons... Go for it!
    There is some great information related to this topic if you go to this link at OChef.com: http://www.ochef.com/165.htm. Enjoy!

    JalapeƱo or Habenero Peppers if you want to give it a "Real" kick.
    If you want to use extra lean ground beef it adds about 50 calories per serving.

Directions

Melt the margarine in a large sauce pan. Add the onions and saute until they are tender and transparent. Add the turkey and cook until it looses its reddish color. Add the salt, chili powder, and garlic. Continue to cook and stir for a minute or so to allow flavors to blend.

If you wish to use a slow cooker like I always do now. You can even prepare the first step from above the night before then just put everything in the slow cooker the next morning. I typically put it on high for 6 to 8 hours.

Add tomatoes, tomato soup, beer, potatoes, green pepper, and celery. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the edges of the potatoes become transparent.

Add the kidney beans and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Personally, if I have the time I like to let it simmer for several hours to let the flavors blend and I don't know how many times people have told me that this chili is actually better the next day as left overs.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    One of the best, if not THE BEST, chili recipes ever! Followed directions exactly except instead of two cans of kidney beans, I used 1 can of kidney beans, 1 can of black beans & 1 can of chili beans in chili sauce. My boyfriend and I loved it! Will DEFINITELY eat again...& can't wait to share! - 10/22/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very nice receipe. I did not add the tomato soup because I didn't have any on hand. It was still very good. Certainly will do again. Flavorful and colorful. Easy to prepare. Thanks for such a nice receipe to add to my "do again" low-fat selection! - 7/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This tasted great, and it was so easy to make. I made it for the first time, and we had company over, and they all raved about how good it was. Anyone have an idea what the one serving size is, ie..1 cup, 6 oz, etc? - 7/25/08

    Reply from ARIZUMA (8/5/08)
    I am so happy you loved my chili. As for the serving size? I basically used what most of the stews and soups go by which is approximately 1 cup.


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe how good this chili is! The beer really does give it an amazing flavor. - 7/8/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is so good. Never made chili with turkey before, but I will from now on to save calories. - 11/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! I ate what I could during the week, and froze the rest in individual servings to take to work for meals! - 6/18/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe, I love how healthy it is. I used the 15 bean soup beans soaked overnight but found they were still a little hard so I'll boil them a little next time. Also I added more seasoning, more chili powder, cumin, oregano and red pepper to spice it up a little. Will definitely make again. - 10/5/09

    Reply from ARIZUMA (10/5/09)
    Awesome.. I like to use the 15 bean soup mix also and I have also found that you have to boil the beans first. I have also started adding a couple tbsp of Worcestershire for added flavor. Thanks for the comment and the ideas!


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We really liked this recipe. Easy to make and really good to put in the freezer for a quick meal anytime. - 8/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was absolutely wonderful. It was much better than I anticipated--the beer scared me. :) I love it so much and I will make it again and again. - 9/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. i added 3 more cloves of garlic and a huge bay leaf. i also put in about 2 teaspoons of worcestershire and used a hot pepper as suggested. I'll be making this again. the pot was empty fast! - 5/14/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added cumin and red pepper flakes to the chili and it's AWESOME, I can't wait to dig in later. - 2/1/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I left out the Potatoes and Tomato SOup and Margerinw. ANy idea of what the nutritional rating is? - 8/6/10

    Reply from ARIZUMA (8/7/10)
    Alizahh.. happy you liked the recipe. As for your nutritional rating... subtract about 25 calories per serving. If you click on "calories by ingredient" at the top you will see where it breaks this down for you.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This chili was delicious!!!! Added the jalapeno and an extra can of cannelini beans plus extra chili pepper, garlic and used a bottle of Corona! Will make again!!! - 3/1/09

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  • Definitely not Chili, but Oh what a great and deeply satisfying Ground Turkey Stew. I followed the recipe exactly. I did only have one can of dark red kidney beans and one can of light red kidney beans. Minor deviation. - 11/11/14

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  • Absolutely terrific recipe base! Hubby usually stays far away from chili as he cannot tolerate onions, fresh garlic, or kidney beans so I did need to adjust recipe immediately with more celery rather than onions, garlic powder, and chickpeas. I also added just the pumpkin and beer. He likes this!! - 2/18/14

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  • I didn't have any beer when I made this but thought it was really tasted great - and definitely better the next day. This will be included in my "collection". Thank you! - 10/9/13

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  • it says 12 servings.. but how much is 1 serving? a 1 CUP? - 10/28/12

    Reply from ARIZUMA (10/31/12)
    Yes.. 1 serving is about 1 cup..


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  • Yum! - 10/17/12

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  • It's good but not outstanding. I put in a small can of green chilis because I thought it was too mild. I wouldn't make it again. - 10/5/12

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  • Made this and LOVED it!!! I didnt add a few things due to not having them in stock, but it was great!!! - 5/2/12

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  • The whole family loved it!! - 1/22/12

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  • Delicious ! I did do some minor adjustments to my own taste, such as adding sliced mushrooms, green chilis, black beans, cannellini beans and pinto, along with the kidney, and some cayenne pepper. Simmered covered for 2 hours. INCREDIBLE :) - 12/6/11

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  • so good! - 11/1/11

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  • I made this but substituted zucchini for the potatoes and did not use celery. Also added 1tsp. of cumin powder. Served it over left over spaghetti and it was very delicious. - 7/8/11

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  • So easy my husband made it. (He hates following a recipe) - 2/15/11

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