Soup, Stew and Chili: Warm Soup, Stew and Chili: Turkey Chili

This warming chili mingles the flavors of turkey and salsa.

Author: Nazila, member
Date: February 07, 2012

Suggestions: For best results, add your own homemade salsa, or if purchasing it, select low-sodium, organic salsa.

Serves: 8 person(s)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins


    1 Tbsp olive or canola oil
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 lb lean ground turkey (white meat, such as breast)
    2 Tbsp chili powder
    1 (32 oz) jar of salsa (homemade, or low-sodium organic)
    1 (10.5 oz) can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (10.5 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained


    In a frying pan, add olive oil and sauté garlic. Add turkey meat and cook through.

    Add chili powder and mix to coat the turkey meat, adding water if necessary. (This step is much like making taco meat. Turkey breast meat is flavorless and this adds a bit of flavor.)

    Once the chili is incorporated into the turkey meat, add salsa. Add and mix in the drained, rinsed beans.

    Cook until it thickens (usually about 45 minutes).


    Can top with low-fat shredded cheese. And, if you'd like to add a little kick and your salsa isn't too hot, add some jalapeño peppers.

    For nachos, serve on baked corn tortilla chips.

    Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:203 cals
Kilojoules:849 kJ
Fat:6.7 g
Carbohydrates:20.2 g
Protein:17.8 g
Cholesterol:41.0 mg
Sodium:926 mg
Saturated Fat:1.5 g
Fiber:5.6 g
Calcium:53.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.7 g

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