Weeknight Turkey Chili

Turkey chili

Published December 17, 2012 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 6
Total Time: 80 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 60 min


On a cold winter evening, nothing warms you up like a big bowl of chili. Although delicious by itself, you can top it with a little reduced-fat sour cream or a sprinkling of reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese.

Cooking tip: Arthritis-fighting foods: turkey (selenium), kidney beans (vitamin C), turmeric, and garlic

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1½ cups
Calories per serving: 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.3g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.7g 14%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 386mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 23.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8.0g 32%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 28.0g 39%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1½ pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (28-ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (16-ounce) can canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Step by Step:

  1. In a large soup pot sprayed with cooking spray, cook onions until tender and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Add turkey and stir frequently until fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Add water and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, 30 to 45 minutes.