Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

This warming chili mingles the flavors of turkey and salsa.


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Serves: 8 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Fiber Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 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.


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

Thanks to Nazila, CalorieKing.com member

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 203 cals
Kilojoules 849 kJ
Fat 6.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 926 mg
Carbohydrates 20.2 g
Fiber 5.6 g
Total Sugars 3.7 g
Protein 17.8 g
Calcium 53.0 mg
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