Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes - with or without the habaneros
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic diced
  • 8 oz. can black beans- rinsed
  • 8 oz. can chili beans
  • 8 oz. can pinto or kidney beans- rinsed
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 small jalepeno pepper chopped finely - optional - if ya like the heat
  • 1 package Lawry's chili seasoning
  • sprinkle low-fat cheddar cheese on top - optional
  • Pepper to taste
  1. Brown Turkey.
  2. Drain and discard any fat.
  3. Place all ingredients except cheese into slow cooker/crock pot.
  4. Cook on low for 4 hours or 2½ on high.
  5. Top with cheese after serving in bowl.

This was one of the very first recipes that got me curious about clean eating.  I have always liked thick and filling meals~ ya know, the”Steeler Halftime” meals that makes you warm on a chilly Sunday afternoon.  I first learned of a turkey chili recipe in the Turbofire nutrition plan, which is one of Beachbody’s workout programs.  I loved Turbofire chili but wanted to add a bit more flavor.  This is one of the easiest chili recipes around and has great flavor.  I like that you can add in as much or as little “heat” as you’d like depending on who you are making it for.  You can also toss in a can of corn if you’d like to give it a sweet-n-spicy flavor.