Recipe: Lean Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

It's a chilly Sunday afternoon. The football game plays on TV, your family cheers on your team and you sit warmly wrapped in a blanket on the couch. A rare relaxing moment interrupted only by getting up to check on the hot pot of chili simmering on the stove. Serving up a bowl of our Lean Turkey Chili will become a Sunday tradition as soon as your family gets a whiff of the warm, hearty aroma — not to mention a taste! And at 240 calories per cup of chili, you won't even feel bad going back for seconds!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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Recipe: Lean Turkey Chili

Prep time: Less than 10 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 9 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 14.5-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5-ounce can reduced-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14.5-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Two 14.5-ounce reduced-sodium diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat, add the oil and cook the garlic, onion, and turkey for about 6-8 minutes until the turkey is cooked and the onions are translucent. Use a wooden spoon to break the turkey up as it cooks.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with optional toppings as desired.

Nutrition Information
Per Serving: (1 cup), Calories: 240, Calories from fat: 42, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 587mg, Carbohydrates: 34g, Fiber: 10g, Sugar 6g, Protein: 18g, SmartPoints: 5

The nutrition content of recipes on Popculture.com has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.