Hearty & Healthy Turkey Chili
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Hearty & Healthy Turkey Chili

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes • Serves: 12

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 green or red bell peppers, chopped
2 medium celery stalks, chopped
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chili powder
4 teaspoons minced jalapeño pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
3 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
2 cups less sodium chicken broth
1 can (15.5 ounces) no salt added cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15.5 ounces) no salt added red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Optional garnishes: sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, shredded Cheddar cheese

1.In large saucepot, heat oil over medium heat. Add bell peppers, celery and onions; cook 8 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic, chili powder, jalapeño, cumin and ground red pepper; cook 1 minute.

2.Increase heat to medium-high. Add turkey and cook 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of wooden spoon. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and broth; heat to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and cilantro; cook 5 minutes. Serve chili topped with sour cream and/or cheese, if desired. Makes about 16 cups.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
266 Calories, 10g Fat (2g Saturated), 63mg Cholesterol,
427mg Sodium, 24g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 23g Protein