Gameday Turkey Chili

Gameday Turkey Chili
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Born and raised in Texas, I have always had a place in my heart for a hearty, spicy chili. I don't adhere to the strict meat-only rule for a traditional Texas style chili, but this chili is an incredibly easy, foolproof version that makes a perfect dish to gather your friends for NFL Sunday.

4
Servings
917
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

For healthier chili, omit cheese and/or sour cream garnishes. You may use nonfat/low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt in place of the regular sour cream.

Ingredients

For the chili

  • 1 Pound ground turkey (96% meat/4% fat)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 green bell pepper, 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 Cup dried kidney beans, soaked overnight in cold water
  • 1 Pound roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced finely
  • 1 hot house pepper, diced finely
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 4 Cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Garnish

  • Sour cream
  • Chives, chopped finely
  • Cheddar cheese

Directions

For the chili

1. In a large pot over medium high heat, sweat garlic, onions, and pepper in olive oil until translucent, about 10 minutes.

2. Transfer onion mixture to bowl. Brown turkey, and then return onion mixture to pot. Add jalapeño and hot pepper, and cook for 5 more minutes.  

3. Add chili powder and cumin. Stir to coat ingredients.

4. Add presoaked kidney beans, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.

5. Cook over low heat for 3 hours stirring occassionally, or until chili has reduced and thickened to preferred consistency.

6. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and dollop of sour cream, and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

Note: Chili can be chilled and frozen after step 5.

Garnish

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
132mg
44%
Carbohydrate, by difference
105g
81%
Protein
49g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
190µg
27%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
151mg
15%
Choline, total
114mg
27%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
408mg
58%
Selenium, Se
43µg
78%
Sodium, Na
2403mg
100%
Water
289g
11%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Turkey Chili Shopping Tip

Ground turkey is flavorful and has 65-75 percent less fat than ground beef.

Turkey Chili Cooking Tip

Because ground turkey has a low fat content, it can dry out easily; counter this by supplementing juicy ingredients with your ground turkey dish.