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Turkey chili

Healthy Turkey Chili

This healthy turkey chili is perfect for fall, and you can make it in your Instant Pot, slow cooker or on the stove top. It is simple, delicious and very easy to make. 

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy turkey chili, turkey chili recipe
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 267 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper red or green, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeds and membranes removed and diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup beef broth may substitute red wine or even water
  • 2 cans of kidney beans undrained, 14.5 ounces
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes undrained, 14.5 ounces
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (you can substitute with ketchup)

Instructions

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Brown the ground turkey over medium-high heat for a few minutes until crumbly (about 5 to 7 minutes).

  2. Stir in onion, peppers, garlic, spices, broth, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat for another 8-10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

  3. Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 1.5 to 2 hours, stirring frequently.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Brown the ground turkey on the sauté setting for a few minutes until crumbly (about 5 to 7 minutes).

  2. Add in the the onion, peppers, garlic, spices, broth, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat for another 7 or 8 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

  3. Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce.

  4. Place the lid on, lock it and set the valve to sealing.

  5. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes, and allow the pot to release pressure naturally (do not use quick release). Mine took about 24 minutes to fully release, FYI.

  6. After pressure indicator has lowered, switch the lever to venting, and remove the lid.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Brown the ground turkey in a large pan on the stovetop over medium heat for a few minutes until crumbly (about 5 to 7 minutes).

  2. Stir in onion, peppers, garlic, spices, wine/broth, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  3. Continue to cook over medium heat for another 7 to 8 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

  4. Transfer everything to the slow cooker, and add in the kidney beans, tomatoes and tomato sauce.

  5. Simmer on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

This recipe is very forgiving, and I have made many substitutions successfully. I always adjust the spices (add more) at the end, if I need to.

One serving is approximately 1.5 cups.

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 803mg23%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.