Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Tbsp. of Olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey, white and dark combined
  • 1cup of coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1/2 large sweet red pepper, cored, deveined and coarsely chopped.
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp.  chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz. can of red kidney beans (don’t drain)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Heat the oil over high heat in a large heavy pot and saute the onion and garlic, stirring frequently.
  • Add the turkey meat.
  • Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, chopping down and stirring with the side of a heavy kitchen spoon to break up any lumps.
  • Add sweet pepper, celery, oregano, bay leaves, chili powder and cumin.
  • Stir to blend well.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  • Add the beans and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes longer.
  • Serve in bowls with cheddar cheese.