Terrific Turkey Chili

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Using some fresh and some canned ingredients, this chili is a snap to throw together and will keep you craving it for days. Chunky zucchini, fresh green onion, sour cream, and - what the heck - shredded Cheddar cheese, are sure to make this your favorite chili recipe. If you like beans in your chili, garbanzos right out of the can are great in this.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • 1 (7 ounce) can salsa

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, or coarsely chopped tomatoes packed in puree

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble turkey into the pot, stirring with a wooden spoon to break apart as much as possible. Season with taco seasoning mix, coriander, oregano, chili flakes, and tomato paste, and mix until meat is evenly coated with seasonings. Continue cooking, reducing heat if necessary, until turkey is well browned.

  2. Pour in beef broth, and simmer to reduce liquid slightly, about 5 minutes. Add salsa, tomatoes, and green chilies, and continue cooking at a moderate simmer for ten minutes. Adjust the thickness at any time you feel necessary by adding water.

  3. While chili is still cooking, heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and green bell pepper, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent and bell pepper is lightly browned. Add onion and bell pepper to the chili, and continue cooking at a very low simmer.

  4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, and cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the zucchini to the chili, reduce heat, and continue cooking 15 minutes more. Again, adjust the consistency with water as needed.

  5. Ladle chili into serving bowls. Top with sour cream, green onion, and cheddar cheese, and serve.

    close up view of Turkey Chili garnished with sour cream, green onions, and avocado in a white bowl, next to lime wedges
    Nicolette

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
32g Fat
24g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 1521mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 72mg 361%
Calcium 325mg 25%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1187mg 25%

* 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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