Updated: Mar 8
This week's recipe answers the "what's for dinner?" question on those nights you are crunched for time but still want to serve a healthy and nutrient packed meal - enter Ground Turkey Chili! Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals this is a meal you can feel good about, and it only takes about 30 minutes to whip up!
For my vegetarian friends, sub ground turkey with your favorite ground meat substitute - I have done this myself and found it not only a great way to enjoy the delicious chili flavor, but also gain those important nutrients, vitamins and minerals! Budget friendly, nutrient dense, both meat lover and vegetarian friendly, and easy to whip up in about 30 minutes....what's not to love?!
1 lb. lean ground turkey (or meat substitute)
1, 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
1, 15 oz. can dark kidney beans, no salt added
1, 15 oz. can pinto beans, no salt added
1/4 C diced sweet yellow onion
1 & 1/4 C water
2 Tbsp. homemade chili powder (or packet of your favorite low sodium chili seasoning)
Homemade chili seasoning
(Tip - mix up a batch of seasoning to store in an airtight container so you'll have it easily on hand!)
1 Tbsp. of chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 & 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. black pepper
Add ground turkey (or meat substitute) and diced onion to sauté over medium high heat until browned.
In a large pot add diced tomatoes, beans and chili seasonings and set aside.
Add browned turkey (or ground meat substitute) and onion to the pot and bring to a boil before reducing to low heat to simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve.
Pro tip: this chili is a great dish to batch cook for quick and simple freezer meals that you can easily pop out and enjoy during busy weeks!
Eat and Enjoy!