Amazing Turkey Chili

I mentioned recently that my food obsession lately has been turkey chili. I ate it every day for lunch before I was off for a week and then decided late Friday night to finally use the ingredients I bought at Trader Joe’s earlier to make my own and save some moolah. I based it off of this recipe but tweaked a few things so I will write out what I used below:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound 99% fat free ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped up
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (28 ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes– this kind is really sweet & my favorite!! They come peeled inside not crushed so you have to crush them up in the chili yourself
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 heaping tablespoons chili powder (i like it super spicy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

You just heat the oil in a large saucepan and then throw the turkey in to get it cooking. Cook it until it starts to brown then throw in the onion and cook for a few more minutes. After it was getting soft, I added in the liquids and all the seasonings. Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for 30-40 minutes. I let it simmer a little longer so it would thicken up because I love thick chili!

I’m still new to cooking so I don’t know exactly how to figure out serving sizes? I put all the information into MyFitnessPal and said it made 6 servings (1 cup) so each serving is 200 calories. I have eaten 1.5 servings (1.5 cups) 3 times so far and still have 1.5 servings left- anyone want to do the math on that if 6 actual servings was correct?

Top it with some 2% plain greek yogurt and hot sauce if you want to burn your mouth off.

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Even better the next few days! If you make this let me know how you like it! 🙂

Other random delicious eats from my weekend:

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Chicken, onion & goat cheese omelet (SO GOOD), salad & potatoes at Le Grainne Cafe for brunch on Friday.

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Crazy strong french iced coffee with the beautiful soy swirl.

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Spinach, apple, pear and ginger juice. I rarely get these but I’ve been so sick the last week I just felt I needed some extra nutrients.

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Had to travel down to the Chobani in Soho to try their seasonal pumpkin creation! Plain greek yogurt, pumpkin butter, cranberries, walnuts and gingersnap pieces. Incredible.

What’s your favorite kind of chili? Turkey, beef, chicken or vegetarian?

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16 thoughts on “Amazing Turkey Chili

  1. Chobani’s instagram posted a picture of that beautiful creation, and I literally (swear on my life) almost commented on it to tell you to go eat that for me.

    And I was serious when I said I would make that chili! 😉 Soooo good. I’m thinking of making it with buffalo next time..because I’m a big buffalo lover.

    PS your servings math is correct! 🙂

    • GET YOUR BUTT TO NYC so we can eat CHO together, and everything else we love. I’m so pumped you loved that chili! I don’t know if I’ve ever had buffalo before but I had bison once and I remember it being good and not destroying my stomach as much as hamburger. Now I want a burger. THANKS. I can’t believe I did math correctly? I am really proud right now.

      • One day!!
        Buffalo is basically the same thing as bison 😀 I love it, and it is leaner and has more protein than beef so yay for that!
        I’ll just consider my checking your math as my studying that I need to do for my stats test today…..😁

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