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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Turkey Veggie Chili

Now that the Fall weather is finally here, here's a perfect comfort food that's also healthy and low in fat!  Well, that's as long as you can stop yourself from adding sour cream or cheese to it... mmm...

Turkey Veggie Chili
EVOO {extra virgin olive oil - for those who have never watched a moment of Rachael Ray}
ground turkey
1 tsp cumin
3-4 tbsp chili powder
dash of cayenne {more if you're braver than I am}
1 bay leaf
1 tsp garlic salt
1 red and 1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can dark red kidney beans
2 cans pinto beans {or black beans if you wish}

Heat the EVOO in a dutch oven or a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, bell peppers and ground turkey, and season with bay leaves, cumin, and garlic salt. Saute until the onion and peppers are tender and the turkey is slightly brown.  Mix the tomatoes into the pot and season with chili powder. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes.  Stir in the kidney beans and pinto beans.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes or longer.

Serve.  Top with sour cream or cheddar cheese if desired.  Serve with cornbread and honey butter.  

This makes AMAZING leftovers.  The flavors really meld by the following day.  Yum.



  1. looks delicious and like something everyone in my family would eat! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try it out. Chili is one of my comfort foods. :-D

  3. That looks so good. I have most of these ingredients already. Thanks for the recipe. The kids will love this - I'm going to make it this week!

  4. Sounds delicious! I've never made my own chili before. I think I'll try this.

  5. Argggghhh That looks delicious!!! I love ground turkey , I think I'll make this for dinner tonight or tomorrow.

  6. Nom, nom, nom.

    I made chili on Sunday - and I know you'll love this: the secret ingredients were Italian turkey sausage & a bottle of Sam Adams! It was a huge success :)

    1. Oh, Erin, beer in chili sounds just splendid! We should be friends :)

  7. We use loose beans we soak first. No extra salt or BPA here.

    I haven't convinced my husband to switch from beef as yet though.

  8. That looks delicious saving recipe to try this weekend!!

  9. Rachael Ray has a couple great turkey chili recipes you should check out, too!

  10. looks so yummy and healthy!:) i'm craving this now!

  11. looks good but my hubby would never try it:(
    anna pry

  12. I'll have to try this one we love chili


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