Warm-Up With Chili!

This low-calorie version of chili, made with turkey instead of beef, is perfect for a Sunday tailgate party or a low-key night at home with the family. Don't be intimidated by the lengthy list of spices — you should already own a few of them, and they all add to the delicious flavoring of this much loved seasonal dish! Your family and friends will be wowed, trust me.

Black Bean Turkey Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded & cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 ounces whole, canned, tomatoes, undrained & coarsely chopped
  • 16 ounces black beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation

In a 3-quart saucepan, combine turkey, onion, red pepper, garlic, jalapeño peppers, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, marjoram, red pepper flakes and cinnamon. Cook mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink.

Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Stir in beans and cilantro. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes.

Serve topped with cheddar cheese.

Makes 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 249
Total Fat: 10 g
Cholesterol: 72 mg
Sodium: 433 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
Protein: 23 g

Recipes Source: National Turkey Federation

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