Turkey Chili


It’s cold outside and even though we all made those resolutions to eat healthy, all we want is some comfort food. Well here is a great chili recipe that will keep you both warm and healthy and I would like to thank my sister-in-law Jenn for sharing it with me. Made with turkey instead of beef, it has less fat and calories than the typical chili recipe. It makes great game day food as well. A perfect addition to your Super Bowl Party menu you may be soon planning. And what is great about chili, you can set out small little dishes of toppings and let people make their own. They can eat it like a dip with chips or top it with cheese, onion and sour cream to enjoy with a spoon. Everyone can enjoy it they way they like it best. Try it this upcoming week, you will find it is so easy to throw together and your whole family will love it. Make the first bite count!


Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4-6

2 pounds ground turkey
2 packets of Chili Mix (I use McCormick lower sodium)
1 (8 ounce) can of tomato sauce
2 (14.5 ounce) cans of petite diced tomatoes with mild chilies
2 (16 ounce each) cans light red kidney beans
1 (16 ounce) can black beans
Toppings/Sides such as shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped onions, jalapenos, cornbread, tortilla chips

1. Heat a large pot (I like to use my Dutch oven) to medium high heat. Add the turkey and break up with a large spoon or spatula. Stir occasionally until the turkey is browned and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer on medium low heat for at least 15-20 minutes. Serve warm with toppings/sides as listed above.

3. Leftovers can be placed in a Tupperware and frozen for up to 3 months.


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