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Hearty Turkey Chili Recipe

Hearty Turkey Chili Recipe

“My mother-in-law introduced our family to this chili a few years ago, and we can't seem to get enough of it!” It makes a lot, so why not freeze extra portions for warming lunches or dinners on hectic nights ahead? Judy Niemeyer - Brenham, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium V8 juice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook the turkey, onion and celery over medium heat or until the meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups equals 329 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 738 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.