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Hearty Ground Turkey Chili

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 nutritious and delicious meal: Ground Turkey Chili!

Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, this hearty meal only takes about 30 minutes to whip up!

For my vegetarian friends, simply sub ground turkey with your favorite ground meat substitute! It's a great way to enjoy all the delicious flavor, while still obtaining 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?!

Clean Eating Turkey Chili


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey (or meat substitute)

  • 1, 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, rinsed

  • 1, 15 oz. can dark kidney beans, rinsed

  • 1, 15 oz. can pinto beans, rinsed

  • 1/4 C diced sweet yellow onion, diced

  • 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


  1. Add ground turkey (or meat substitute) and diced yellow onion to a skillet and sauté over medium-high heat until lightly browned and onion is soft.

  2. In a large pot, add diced tomatoes, the rinsed beans, water, and chili seasoning, then set aside.

  3. Add the browned turkey (or meat sub) and onion mixture to the pot and bring to a boil before reducing to low heat to simmer for 20 - 30 minutes, allowing seasonings to fully absorb contents for full flavor.

  4. 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!

Simply Clean Turkey Chili

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