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Turkey Chili

Contributed by: Susan E

I used ground turkey breast for this (I'm assuming the nutritional info is for regular turkey breast). My dh and 2-year-old loved this -- I did too after adding a bunch more chili powder at the table (I like spicy).


  • Chili Spice Blend:

    • Ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons
    • Chili powder 1 teaspoon
    • Paprika 1/2 teaspoon
    • Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
    • Dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon
    • Ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon
    • Ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon
    • Grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon
    • Ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turkey Chili:

    • Ground turkey 1 pound
    • Finely chopped onions 2/3 cup
    • Finely chopped celery 1/2 cup
    • Garlic, minced 2 cloves
    • Bay leaf 1
    • Defatted chicken broth 4 cups
    • Tomato paste 6 oz


Mix the chili spice blend ingredients together in small bowl and set aside.

In a heavy 2-quart (or 3-quart) saucepan, combine the turkey, onions, and celery. Cook over medium heat, breaking the turkey apart with a spoon, until the turkey is crumbly and no longer pink.

Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, and spice blend; cook the mixture a minute longer. Add the broth and tomato paste & stir until blended.

Bring chili to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 hour, or until chili reaches desired consistency.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 220 calories, 9.3 g fat (2.4 g sat fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium, 22.2 g protein, 13.2 g

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