Firehouse Station 2 Healthy Chili


This is a great healthy and easy-to-make chili, made famous at Firehouse Station No. 2 in Madison, Wisconsin. Serve with corn bread johnny-cakes.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
15 servings


  • 2 ½ pounds lean ground turkey

  • 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage

  • 2 green bell peppers, diced

  • 2 red bell peppers, diced

  • 4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red beans in chili sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can yellow and white corn, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers

  • ½ cup barbeque sauce

  • ¼ cup ground cumin, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chili powder, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes


  1. Brown turkey and Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, cooking and stirring until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers to meat; cook and stir until peppers are soft and excess liquid has evaporated, about 10 more minutes.

  2. Mix diced tomatoes, chili beans, red beans in chili sauce, yellow and white corn, black beans, chopped green chiles, barbeque sauce, cumin, chili powder, parsley, and red pepper flakes in a large soup pot. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer chili for 20 minutes. Stir turkey mixture into chili and simmer 15 more minutes to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
14g Fat
42g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1419mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 59mg 293%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 932mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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