Deceptively Delicious Turkey Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 225.6
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,386.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 20.4 g

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with Red Pepper and Carrot Purees with Red Pepper and Carrot Purees
Number of Servings: 8


    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/2 cup chopped red onion
    1 lb lean ground turkey
    2 cloves garlic
    1 tbsp chili powder, or to taste
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1 (15 oz) can chopped tomatoes
    1 (26 oz) carton reduced fat, low sodium chicken broth
    1/2 cup red pepper puree
    1/2 cup carrot puree
    1/4 cup cornmeal
    2 tbsp flaxseed meal
    1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed


1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with cooking spray and set it over medium heat. When the pot is hot, add the oil. Add the onion and cook until it begins to soften, about 2 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, sprinkle the turkey with the garlic, chili powder, salt, paprika, and pepper. Add the turkey to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is no longer pink, 5 - 6 minutes.
3. Stir in the tomatoes. Add the broth, red pepper puree, carrot puree, cornmeal, and flaxseed meal, and stir well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered 15 - 20 minutes, or until the flavours have blended. Stir in the beans and cook a little longer, just to heat them through.

Note: If your children freak out when they see beans, puree them before adding them to the chili. You can also finely chop raw carrot and pepper in the food processor to save time.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COMBATCHICK.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    I love this recipe! So yummy! When I make it, I use the bigger can of tomatoes and add more beans.... cannelini (sp), black, and pinto... or just whatever you have available, they add to the flavor and presentation! - 2/4/11

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    Very Good
    Very good for a base recipe. I added a lot more spices because I like a spicy chili. Be careful when adding the carrots puree too much will make the chili look orange instead of a reddish brown. I pureed the carrots and peppers together and added the corn meal at the end, for a smooth sauce. - 10/26/08