20-Minute Turkey Chili

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December 10, 2012 52 Comments

20-Minute Turkey Chili

This 20-minute Turkey Chili is the perfect meal for a busy week night when you don’t have a lot of time to cook but still want to enjoy a tasty and healthy dinner with your family. Besides chopping the onion and garlic gloves, there’s virtually no prep to do. You just throw the ingredients in the skillet, stir and cook them 15 minutes and you’re good to go! Oh, and you only have one pot to clean. Don’t you love that?

20-Minute Turkey Chili

In this recipe, I’m using turkey. I think it’s a good healthy substitute for beef. It’s leaner and you won’t taste the difference. But if you’d rather use beef, feel free to do so!

The black beans make this dish high in dietary fibers, and those are good for you! They are known to lower risk for developing heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increasing fiber intake lowers blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels. Black beans are also a good source of protein. Good to know, right?

This 20-Minute Turkey Chili is not only healthy, it’s also hearty and satisfying. A small bowl filled me up. And it makes great leftovers for lunch!

20-Minute Turkey Chili

20-Minute Turkey Chili

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1/4th (this is a large portion)

20-Minute Turkey Chili

Cal: 478 - Protein: 41g - Fat: 14g - Carbs: 50g - Sugar: 4g - Fiber: 17g - WW Old Points: 10 pts - Points+: 11 pts

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 14-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 14-oz can corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tbsp hot chili flakes
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add ground turkey and break into pieces. Brown the meat, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, corn kernels, blacks beans and hot chili flakes.
  4. Cover with a lid and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, add shredded cheese and mix well.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve.
  7. Optional: top with sour cream and additional cheese.
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  3. although tasty it is far from being a chilli dish…the amount of chilli added to the dish barely generates any heat at all…suggest add 2 tsp hot chilli powder as well

  4. When I “brown” turkey, I can’t get it to break up into small bits as with beef, so I always put it into a food processor to make the pieces smaller.

    1. Does it happen with any brand you use? I don’t think I’ve had this problem before. But using the food processor is a good idea!

  5. Where’s all the spice? This seems great but chili has cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and if you like even bayleaf, juniper, fennel, thyme, oregano…
    Will definitely try, but will also definitely add spice 😉

    1. It’s not very spicy for my taste but to be on the safe side for kids, I would leave it out and maybe add a few flakes only in the adults’ plates. And yes, you can definitely use chili powder instead 🙂

  6. I just wanted to tell you that I have made this recipe several times and absolutely love it. Quick, easy and tasty. Thanks for posting it.

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