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Turkey Chili Recipe!

This turkey chili is extremely filling  and at ONLY 223 calories per cup you won’t be disappointed. You will need to buy a lot of ingredients for this chili, but I promise it is worth it! You also will have a ton of it (19 servings)! Also, if you want to eat crackers with it – DON’T! Try celery with it, it adds the cooling effect PLUS crunchiness. When choosing the ingredients I choose mostly organic. What I learned was to always try to have organic meats, especially.Head to your local store and buy…

  • 2 LB Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 – 14oz Can Black Beans (Drained/Rinsed)
  • 2 – 14oz Can Kidney Beans (Drained/Rinsed)
  • 1 – 14oz Can White Kidney Beans (Drained/Rinsed)
  • 1 – 14oz Can Pinto Beans (Drained/Rinsed)
  • 2 – 14oz Can Diced No Salt Added Org Tomatoes
  • 1 – 14oz Can Diced & Fire Roasted w/ green chiles
  • 1 – 6oz Can Tomato Paste 
  • 1 – 15.25oz Can Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1 – 4oz Can Fire Roasted Diced Green Chili
  • 4 Medium Sized Yellow Onions
  • 1 Packet Of Taco or Chili Seasoning Mix (lowest sodium you can find- I found 320mg per serving)
  • 6 tablespoons chopped garlic

In large pot, sweat garlic and onions together. Use water to help you, not olive oil. Low heat.

While that is taking place, drain and rinse all of your beans. I calculated sodium based off what the cans nutrition, but you will wash away most of the salt by rinsing the beans thoroughly.

Combine all ingredients. Simmer for at least 1 1/2 hours, I think the longer the better! ( I left mine on low for around 4 hours)

 If necessary, add an additional 6 oz of tomato paste and 1 cup water and simmer for 15 minutes longer if you want chili to be more red in color. The longer you simmer the darker the chili looks.

Season with sea salt and pepper.

Yields: 19 (1 cup) servings

Calories 223, Protein 20.5 grams, Carb 32.5 grams, Total fat < 1 gram, Fiber 9 grams, Sodium 734 mgs (If I remove the sodium from beans it decreases sodium to 390mgs)

I know Sodium is high, hence why I am telling you to make sure you rinse off the BEANS and cut back where you can! This chili is especially good a few days before long runs or bike rides.

* All of this nutrition info is from the packages I used, I am sure yours will be different based upon the products you use.

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