Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Chili is a winter staple for us because it’s hearty, nutritious, and, most importantly, warm! It’s is a great meal to make ahead and freeze for a quick, high-protein lunch or dinner when you’re too busy to cook. This recipe calls for two cans of kidney beans, but you can use any beans you like, or try two different colors of beans, like we did here.

Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 6 servings

1 tsp. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey
1 (28-oz.) can chopped tomatoes
2 cans (15-oz. each) kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. sea salt
Crushed red peppers (to taste; optional)
12 Italian parsley sprigs, chopped

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add onion and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
3. Add turkey; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until turkey is browned
4. Add tomatoes, beans, chili powder, salt, and red peppers; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. Divide chili into 6 serving bowls and garnish with parsley if desired.


Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 258
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Sodium: 575 mg
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugars: 8 g
Protein: 21 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable
1 Protein
1 Tuber/Legume Carb

P90X3 Portions
1 Protein
2 Carb

Body Beast Portions
2 Vegetable
2 Protein
1 Legume

½ Green
½ Red
1½ Yellow

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  1. Renee Slonaker said:

    Much better with some cilantro instead of parsley and I use more chili powder and some cumin too. How much in volume (1 cup?) is a single serving size?

    • cindy said:

      I was wondering about serving size too. The recipe says 6 total servings, so I scooped it by ladles and counted and then divided. I got about 1 cup per (just about). Anyone else know about size? Good ideas with the cumin and the cilantro. I didn’t use green peppers bc we hate them…used orange instead bc we had them in the house.