three bean turkey chili
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, extra lean*
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 whole bell pepper, chopped, (red, orange and yellow look nice)
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can kidney beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cans pinto beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans, canned, rinsed and drained
  • 24 ounces salsa (hot to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 6 ounces tomato juice
  1. Brown ground turkey with onions, peppers and jalapeno, stirring occasionally. Add 2-3 tablespoons of chili powder. Add garlic when turkey is almost done. Add beans and stir in 1 24-ounce jar of the salsa of your preference. If the mixture seems a little dry, add tomato juice. Taste and adjust salt and pepper, other spices.
  2. *Be careful when buying ground turkey. Some it has added fat making it just as fatty as ground beef.
  3. Makes: about 10 1-cup servings
  4. Per Serving: 194 Calories; 4g Fat; 17g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat.
One of the many wonderful things about chili is how easily you can change out ingredients. I set out to make a turkey chili and decided to jazz it up by using a variety of beans as well. This version is the fire-alarm version but you can easily switch out all or part of the salsa with diced tomatoes. I use my own chili powder blend - which is pretty hot - but commercially there are a variety of blends suitable to every taste. Sorry for the blurry photo!