Turkey Chili Recipe

Makes 8 Servings; 733 calories per serving
Courtesy of Calorie Count member Mary RD


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon bay leaf, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 28 ounce whole tomatoes
  • 3 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 45 ounce red beans, rinsed, drained 

Directions

  1. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onions; sauté until light brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Add oregano and cumin; stir 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high. Add turkey; stir until no longer pink, breaking up with back of spoon. Stir in chili powder, bay leaves, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon. Add tomatoes with their juices, breaking up with back of spoon. Mix in stock and tomato sauce. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add beans to chili and simmer until flavors blend, about 10 minutes longer. Discard bay leaves.
  3. Ladle over rice or into bowls and serve with bread. Top with low-fat sour cream, grated cheese, or minced red onion if desired.
  4. Can be cover and refrigerated and rewarmed over medium-low heat.

For complete nutritional information: http://caloriecount.about.com/turkey-chili-recipe-r443890

Mary Hartley, RD, MPH is Director of Nutrition for Caloriecount.com, a health and diet website offering weight management tools, social support and nutritional info to help its two million+ members reach diet goals. Founded in 2003 by aerospace engineers Erik Fantasia and Igor Lebovic, Caloriecount.com was acquired by About.com in 2006. The website is based on the philosophies that every dieter is different and for a weight loss program to be successful, it has to be personal.

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