Quick and Healthy Turkey Chili: A Cozy Comfort Food

There’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of chili to warm you up on a chilly day. My love for turkey chili began on a snowy evening when I decided to experiment with a healthier twist on the classic beef version. Not only was it a hit with my family, but it also turned into our go-to comfort food. This quick and healthy turkey chili recipe is perfect for those looking to indulge without the guilt. Whether you’re a busy parent, a fitness enthusiast, or simply someone who loves delicious, nutritious meals, this recipe is for you. And the best part? It’s incredibly easy to make!

Quick and Healthy Turkey Chili: A Cozy Comfort Food

  • 1 lb ground turkey,
  • 1 large onion, diced,
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced,
  • 1 bell pepper, diced,
  • 1 can diced tomatoes,
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed,
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed,
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder,
  • 1 teaspoon cumin,
  • Salt and pepper to taste,
  • 1 cup chicken broth,
  • Olive oil,
  • Optional toppings: avocado, cheese, sour cream, cilantro
1. Prep the Veggies

Begin by dicing the onion, mincing the garlic, and chopping the bell pepper. Set aside.

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2. Brown the Turkey

In a large pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon.

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3. Add Veggies and Spices

Add the diced onion, minced garlic, and bell pepper to the pot. Stir in chili powder and cumin. Cook until vegetables are slightly softened.

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4. Combine Ingredients

Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, and chicken broth to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and let cook for at least 20 minutes. The longer it cooks, the more the flavors will meld together.

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5. Serve and Enjoy

Once the chili has thickened to your liking, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot with your choice of toppings like sliced avocado, shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, or fresh cilantro. Enjoy your delicious and healthy turkey chili!

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Final words

Thank you for trying out this quick and healthy turkey chili recipe. It’s always a pleasure to share a meal that not only warms the heart but is also gentle on the waistline. Good luck and happy cooking! For more delicious recipes, don’t forget to explore our site.


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