Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

One of my favorite things about losing weight with Weight Watchers (Now WW) was the healthy recipes that they provided.  My favorite, that I make with or without being on a weight loss plan, is Turkey Chili.  This recipe makes tons of chili and it's very low in fat!  Plus, it fills you up!!!  I used to live on this five point meal and ended up losing 50 pounds in the process.  I figure, with the weather being so cold, it's time to make chili!!  And if you're watching your weight, you can bring this to the Superbowl party in lieu of chicken wings.  

One of my favorite parts of this recipe is the fact that it uses refried beans.  It provides an interesting flavor.  You can use plain tomatoes instead of tomatoes with green chilies if you want less spice.  I LOVE spice, so I add lots of red pepper and chopped jalapeno peppers.  Enjoy!  


Ingredients

  • cooking spray

    2 spray(s)

  • uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

    1 pound(s)

  • uncooked onion(s)

    1 medium, chopped

  • garlic clove(s)

    2 medium clove(s), minced

  • uncooked carrot(s)

    2 large, chopped

  • uncooked celery

    2 rib(s), medium, chopped

  • yellow pepper(s)

    1 medium, chopped

  • uncooked bell pepper(s)

    1 item(s), medium, orange-variety, chopped

  • chili powder

    1 Tbsp

  • paprika

    1 Tbsp

  • ground cumin

    2 tsp

  • dried oregano

    1 tsp

  • table salt

    ½ tsp

  • cayenne pepper

    ¼ tsp, optional

  • fat-free reduced sodium chicken broth

    29 oz

  • canned diced tomatoes

    29 oz, with mild green chiles

  • canned kidney beans

    15 ½ oz, rinsed and drained

  • fat free canned refried beans

    15 oz

Instructions

  1. Coat a 12-inch sauté pan with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Brown turkey, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 10 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. Coat a large pot with cooking spray; set over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until soft but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add carrots, celery and peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, salt and cayenne; stir for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in broth, tomatoes, both types of beans and turkey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring every 5 minutes, about 35 minutes total.
  4. Serving size: 1 1/2 c
 
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