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Turkey Chili

A good classic chili always has some sort of beans in it. Your beef chili usually has some pinto beans, your white chili has some cannellini beans, and your red chili maybe some kidney beans. But what about Turkey Chili? Northern beans? Black beans? How about… no beans!

Woah woah woah, hold up, I know you’re getting your pitchforks ready for a good recipe-whippin after reading that. And to be honest, I don’t have a good excuse for why this chili doesn’t have any beans in it other than it doesn’t need them! This recipe is delicious and flavorful all on its own, without needed an extra filler from beans. I always prefer loading up my chili with lots of veggies and potato to give each bite that extra crunch.

But to each their own, I guess.

Click here to read my review about how the turkey chili held up over the course of the week!

49% Carbs
3% Fat

Ingredients and Final Product
Ingredients Amount Cost (USD) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Calories (kcal)
Ground Turkey 20.3 oz $3.99 142g 0g 5g 609 cal
Green Bell Peppers 2 pepper $1.78 2g 14g 0g 66 cal
Salt 3 tsp $0.04 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Pepper 3 tsp $0.08 0g 0g 0g 3 cal
Fresh Garlic 3 clove $0.10 1g 3g 0g 12 cal
Chili Powder 2 tsp $0.21 1g 3g 1g 16 cal
Diced Green Chiles 8 tbsp $0.89 0g 4g 0g 40 cal
Cumin 1 tsp $0.11 0g 1g 0g 8 cal
Green Onion 3 green onion $0.26 3g 6g 0g 15 cal
Onion 1 onion $0.69 2g 14g 0g 44 cal
Tomato 5 tomato $1.45 5g 10g 5g 175 cal
Lettuce 1 head $1.99 2g 7g 0g 100 cal
Lime 1 lime $0.29 0g 7g 0g 20 cal
Gold Potatoes 636 grams $1.07 13g 110g 0g 473 cal
Total - - $12.95 171g 179g 12g 1581 cal
Total/Meal — — $2.59 34g 36g 2g 316 cal

These ingredients produced 5 servings of 1.5 cups of Turkey Chili each (lettuce on the side) for $2.59 USD per meal.

Step 1

Firstly, go ahead and chop your potatoes, green bell peppers, tomatoes, green onions, onion, and garlic. You can also slice your lime if you’d like- I serve a lime slice on the side of my dish.

Additionally, I weigh my potatoes in order to ensure the most accurate calorie-count.

Chopped and Weighed Ingredients

Step 2

In a large pan, sauté your garlic along with a little oil for about 1 minute before adding in all of your ground turkey. While the turkey cooks, add in your seasoning (salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin) and stir until the turkey is cooked.

Cooking the garlic, turkey, and adding seasoning

Step 3

Once the turkey has been cooked, add in your tomatoes, peppers, and potato one at a time. I prefer to wait a few minutes between each addition to ensure they have been fully incorporated.

Cook until the tomatoes have broken down into a nice sauce and the potato is soft enough to be poked through with a fork.

Adding tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes

Step 4

Next, add the carrots and onion then cook for about 7 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add an entire can of diced green chilies and then simmer, with a lid on the pan, for another 10 minutes. Taste and add seasonings according to your preference.

Adding carrots, onions, and green chilies

Step 5

While the chili is simmering, go ahead and chop your lettuce. I prefer to serve this on the side of my dish that way when I eat it later in the week for lunch, I can add in the lettuce after re-heating and it’ll be deliciously crunchy!

Serve your chili with toppings of green onions or whatever you like!

Finished Turkey Chili