Recipe: Turkey Chili

Turkey chili is a low-fat healthy meal that can be served on top of a salad with low-fat, whole grain tortilla chips or on top of an organic baked potato for a healthy meal. Note: potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. Studies are revealing potatoes offer many health benefits including protection against cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, certain cancers, and may offer blood-pressure lowering potential. Lose the idea that potatoes are a white, starchy carbohydrate that is bad for weight loss. While french fries, potato chips, greasy hash browns, and most restaurant prepared mashed potatoes are not good for weight loss, a baked potato is only 160 calories and combined with this turkey chili recipe, it will keep your appetite satisfied and your stomach full for hours.

Turkey Chili Recipe from Leah Sarago Fitness



Turkey Chili Ingredients:

1 lb. ground turkey (93% lean)

1 medium onion

1 green pepper

2 medium cloves of garlic minced

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon bbq sauce

1 cup of beer

1 large can Hunt’s Tomato Sauce

1 large can Hunt’s Crushed Tomatoes

1 can of kidney beans (or use your favorite) drained

Turkey Chili Directions:

Chop the onion and green pepper.  Place a large sized pot on the stove top and turn the heat to medium. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and then add the onion, green pepper, and turkey meat. Continuously chop up the turkey with the spatula to break it up and sautee the onion and green pepper until the meat is browned. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds.  Add the spices and bbq sauce and mix to coat the turkey for about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of beer and stir to combine first. Then,  pour the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes in the pot and stir to combine. Add the beans and gently stir. Let it simmer for about 1 hour. Serve over a organic baked potato and lightly top with sprinkle of light sharp cheddar and a dollop of reduced-fat sour cream. Enjoy!