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Turkey And Veggie Chili Recipe (Video)

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Who doesn’t love a good bowl of chili?

It’s warm, hearty, delicious and when it’s packed with veggies (like this one) it just so happens to be really good for you too.

I wanted to get some game day recipes rolling this week since we are only a week and a half aways from the Super Bowl.  And maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think one needs to have any interest in football to enjoy a Super Bowl party.

Am I right?  Or am I right?

Either way this recipe is a keeper.

Make it for the Super Bowl or make it for dinner on Tuesday night, either way you can’t go wrong.

And be sure to check out the video too… I had to give the veggie haters a piece of my mind in this video and just might have flexed my bicep. Maybe.

You’ll have to watch to find out;).

Anyhow, enough about me, what do you LOVE to eat on Super Bowl Sunday?  Any favorite game day snacks?  Speak up… I’d love to hear about them!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small or ½ large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1.25 lb. extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 can low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1-15oz. can tri-colored chili beans
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 zucchini, quartered and chopped
  • 3 cups fresh chopped kale
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat oil in a large pot over a medium high heat.  Add in onions along with a pinch of salt and sauté for 5 minutes or until they are fragrant.

Stir in garlic and peppers and cook for 5 more minutes.  Add in turkey, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper breaking down the turkey with a spatula until it is in small pieces and coated with all the seasonings.

Once the turkey has turned from translucent to opaque add in the beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Once you’ve got your boil add in the zucchini and kale, turn down to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the veggies are tender.

Serve with your favorite chili toppings.  Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings (1.5 cups each).

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per 1.5 cup serving; Calories: 233; Total Fat: 4.1g; Saturated Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Carbohydrate: 21.8g; Dietary Fiber: 5.9g; Sugars: 3.8; Protein: 28.2g

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9 Responses to “Turkey And Veggie Chili Recipe (Video)”

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    Kim | At Home With Kim — January 23, 2013 @ 5:12 am

    I love to find ways to get veggies into dishes so my family gets plenty each day. One of their favorites (to my honest surprise) is a Turkey Veggie Sloppy Joes that’s packed with mushrooms, green peppers, carrots, celery, etc. So, I’m anxious to make this chili….

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    Stacey — January 26, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    Made this last night and it was delicious. Served with fresh avocado, chopped red onion and a little cheddar cheese on top. I think you could even cook this in a crock pot and just add the zucchini and kale at the last hour. Will definitely make again.

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      Dani — January 28, 2013 @ 10:10 am

      Love that!! Thanks for letting me know.

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    Sarah — July 25, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Hey Dani! Could this be made in the crockpot? Do you think there would be any difference in flavors at all? And if so, how would you go about doing it?

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      Dani — July 25, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

      yes. i think it would work. if you wanted to keep it really simple just put everything in crockpot EXCEPT zucchini and kale. Then bout an hour before it’s done add the veggies. thats what i would do. if you try it let me know. curious to hear how it goes:)

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    Dan — November 30, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

    Wow! My wife wanted a healthier option to my chili. I came across this recipe and she loves it…I love it, too! Great flavor and healthy!

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      Dani — December 2, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

      Love that!

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    Adriana — January 19, 2014 @ 10:04 am

    Amazing ! I have tried tried this chili with spinach instead of Kale and I have to say it was fabulous. I will definitely make it again ! Thank you Dani !

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    karen — April 10, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    changed a few things bc i didn’t have cumin or zucchini.. but it was to die for so yummy! i didn’t add anything else just a lil greek yogurt! bomb.com

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