Sunday, January 29, 2012

Recipe: One-Pot, Good-For-You, EASY, Turkey Chili

I'm not the world's best cook, not even by a long shot, but there are a few things I'm proud of. One of those is the turkey chili I whipped up yesterday! It was so good & yummy that we're having the same thing today! It's really filling, I like to make it spicy, easy and inexpensive, and pretty alright for you! I mean, it's not the BEST, but if you have a craving for chili, this will get the job done. Wanna know how I make it?

Turkey Chili

  • Lean Turkey (I used 1.25 lbs)
  • 2 14.5-oz cans of diced tomatoes (I picked ones that were "Spicy Red Pepper")
  • 2 chili flavor packets
  • 1 14.5-oz(ish) can of navy beans
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 12-oz bag of frozen corn 
  • Spices! (I used salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, red peppers, and garlic powder)

Ingredients for Chili


1. Chop up onion into little squares and put into your cooking pot with the beans, undrained. I let the onions and beans cook on medium heat for a while until they are both pretty much all cooked up and soft.

2. Add in the turkey and continue cooking on medium heat until cooked through. I add in some spices here, just whatever I want and had in my cupboard. It depends on how spicy you want it, but when is all said & done, I probably put 5-6 dashes of chili powder and red pepper into my chili. I go crazy with the garlic, because, well, I love garlic.

3. Alright, so your turkey is cooked! Add in both of the chili seasoning packets & both cans of tomatoes, undrained. Stir them all up and let it come to a boil.

4. Once it is at a boil, add in your bag of frozen corn. You can dump it all in there, totally frozen. Stir it up, cover, turn down to low-heat, and let it sit for 15 minutes to let all the yumminess combine and mix together. (This also gives the corn a chance to be unfrozen.)

5. Eat it!

Some other ideas:
  • Add mushrooms (that's what I did today!) 
  • More beans! We've made it with big fat butter beans before, and that was also delicious!
  • Eat it with plain greek yogurt, a good alternative to sour cream 
  • If you aren't concerned about calories or fat (lucky!), add cheese on top and eat with a layer of Fritos on the bottom. It sounds kind of trashy, but I like the crunchy texture mixed with the chili.
  • Drink with a big, ice cold beer :9

And that's that! I added it all up, and that big pot has about 2250ish calories and 55.5 grams of fat. Divide that up into five or six servings, which you'll get out of there easily, and that's not bad per bowl. It's really filling, like I said, so a bowl is all I needed for lunch.

What do you think? I love chili! How do you make it? As I said earlier, I'm not the best or most exciting cook (I used flavor packs, c'mon), but I'm also happy with how it turned out.

Happy eating! ♥


  1. interesting, this most be in my try very soon list :)

  2. I love chili, I love turkey chili... mm. Really wanna try and make this sometime this week. :d

    1. I love chili, toooooo! Make it & let me know if you add anything new!


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