big meal of the weekend: turkey chili


Hmm apparently we are obsessed with ground turkey. But that’s ok because it’s a fabulous way to add lean protein to yummy meals!

This weekend we threw together one of our classic favorites: Turkey Chili. We have made so many renditions of this recipe I couldn’t tell you where to find our original inspiration. Chili is a staple and a tasty way to load up on tons of veggies, filling fiber, and muscle building protein. And it’s totally portable and easy to re-heat. That’s what we call a power meal!

Here’s what you need to start!

1lb ground white turkey meat

1 can whole peeled tomatos (the big size)

1 can tomato paste

Veggies – one of each: red, yellow, green, and jalapeno peppers, onion, zuchini, potato (optional if you want to add a little starch)

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

Minced garlic

1tps cumin

1tsp chili powder

Start by browning the turkey in a large skillet with a splash of EVOO. Meanwhile, warm a large stew pot up on med-hi heat and add garlic and EVOO. Add onion and the rest of the veggies, chopped in stew sized pieces. Cover and let cook for 10 mins. Once turkey is browned, take off heat and set aside.

Once the veggies are heated and cooking, add tomatoes, paste, cumin and chili powder to the stew pot. Add cooked turkey. Stir, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 mins. Then, add drained and rinsed beans. Stir, and let simmer for another 15 mins.

Voila! You are now left with a gorgeous and filling super meal. Enjoy!

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3 Comments on “big meal of the weekend: turkey chili”

  1. Babygirl says:

    I LOVE ground turkey as well. It’s easy to cook, you digest it better, and it taste delish with the right seasoning. I just had me a turkey burger today but from the looks of this post, I should have made Turkey Chili. Wonderful recipe and great post.

  2. Thanks for the feedback! So glad you enjoyed the post.

    I agree – ground turkey is so versatile and easy to make lots of tasty dishes around. I love turkey burgers, great idea! Have you ever tried adding ingredients you’d never think of? Like dried blueberries and cinnamon? There are some great recipes out there and they come out delicious.

  3. Thank you for the recipe! I’m busting it out tonight (ground turkey is one of my favorite things to make). Do you have any good homemade pasta sauce recipes?


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