Guiltless Back to School Chili

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Allison Hazell

By
@ahazell

I wanted a good chili flavor and consistency without hamburger or beans. Sounded impossible. Found a recipe on Pinterest. However, it was way too HOT and I didn't care for the kale but liked the idea of it being nutritious. So I changed a lot of the ingredients and seasoning portions. Now, I've found a recipe that gives me the hearty chili goodness without all of the guilt, fat, HEAT and calories. However, you can make this with hamburger/pork and beans and it will be great! For me, this is just how I like it. Serve with a crisp white or mellow red wine and a crusty loaf of French bread.

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This simple chili is not only healthy, it's packed with flavor. We did add the optional spinach and black beans and recommend you do too. It makes this chili slightly different. The seasoning mixture is sweet and savory at the same time. Between the cumin and chili powder, this really does have a punch of flavor. Make sure to serve the French bread to soak up all the leftover goodness. This is a nice and hearty dinner for when the weather turns cooler. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb
    ground turkey, 99% lean (or 93%)
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic
  • ·
    olive oil for frying (splashes)
  • 2
    14.5 oz diced tomatoes-garlic, onion, basil flavored
  • 1/2 can(s)
    tomato paste, 3 oz.
  • 1 c
    vegetable broth
  • 1 can(s)
    Green Giant Mexican style corn, 11 oz.
  • 1 bunch
    (handful) fresh spinach leaves (optional)
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans drained (optional), 15 oz.
  • SEASONING MIX

  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 tsp
    dried oregano

How to Make Guiltless Back to School Chili

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix all of the seasonings together with a fork until well blended in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Brown turkey in olive oil and set aside.
  3. In large pan or Dutch oven, splash a little olive oil. Saute onions and garlic for about 3 minutes until soft.
  4. Add tomato paste, seasoning mix and garlic to the onion. Stir until well incorporated.
  5. Then add diced tomatoes, corn and if you are adding beans. Stir.
  6. Then add turkey and vegetable broth.
  7. Turn heat up to medium, then cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes. I simmered for 1 hour and it was great.
  8. If adding spinach, throw spinach in.
  9. Cook chili for 15-20 minutes longer.

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About Guiltless Back to School Chili

Course/Dish: Turkey, Chili
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chili
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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