Low-Fat and Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Although we have never held back when it comes to proclaiming our unwavering love for chili, it is not without risk due to its high sodium content and reliance on fatty ground beef.

Use lean ground turkey and add spices and a little chocolate to enhance the flavor.

AuthorSilvia lemon
Preparation Time10 minutes
Cooking Duration35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp canola
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1⁄4 cup chili powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 piece dark chocolate or 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped chipotle pepper
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce or cayenne to taste

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How to Make The Turkey Chili Recipe

In a big pot, warm the oil over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic together for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is transparent.

Cook the spices for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until they are quite fragrant, before adding the cumin, oregano, chili powder, cinnamon, and bay leaves.

When the turkey is no longer pink, add it together with the tomato paste and mix it with a wooden spoon.

With each tomato squeezed between your fingers so that it is still chunky but not entire, add the chocolate, beer, chipotle, and tomatoes.

For 45 minutes, simmer over a lower heat.

Salt and pepper the beans and then incorporate them.

Try it; if you prefer your chili hotter, add some of your favorite spicy sauce or cayenne pepper.

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