Kick-Butt Turkey Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 301.6
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1,582.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 22.9 g

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Introduction

Here is my quick go-to dinner recipe - it's tasty, healthy and very satisfying. Makes great leftovers! It's spicy without being overpowering, but you can omit the chipotles and/or jalapenos to lessen the heat. Here is my quick go-to dinner recipe - it's tasty, healthy and very satisfying. Makes great leftovers! It's spicy without being overpowering, but you can omit the chipotles and/or jalapenos to lessen the heat.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 large white onion, diced
    2 tsp salt, divided
    4 cloves of garlic, minced
    ½ each of a large red, yellow, and orange bell pepper, chopped or, 1-2 large red bell peppers, chopped
    1-2 jalapeno chiles, finely chopped or 1 serrano chile, finely chopped
    1-2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
    1 small bunch cilantro, chopped, with 1-2 tablespoons reserved
    2 tbsp chili powder (I use hot Mexican-style)
    1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
    1 tsp each dried rosemary, thyme, oregano and cumin
    1 bay leaf
    1 lb ground turkey (I prefer 93% lean)
    3 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles OR jalapenos OR fire-roasted diced tomatoes
    1 14.5 oz can of black beans, drained and well-rinsed
    1 cup frozen corn

Directions

Heat olive oil in dutch oven or large saucepan. Add onion and sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt. Cook on medium heat until onions are starting to color, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Add garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno, chipotle chiles and cilantro and cook until peppers are soft, about 7 minutes. Add chili powder, cocoa powder, dried spices and bay leaf and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ground turkey and remaining salt and raise heat to medium high. Cook turkey, breaking up large pieces with a spoon, until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans and corn and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook at a simmer for 15-20 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Sprinkle remainder of cilantro on top and garnish as desired or serve with guacamole. Enjoy! Makes approximately 8 servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISS_THING.

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