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Monday, February 11, 2013

Turkey Chili


This Turkey Chili is the way to enjoy a total Texan comfort food but with fewer calories and fat grams.  
Anytime the weather cools below 70 degrees here on the Ranch, I start craving a pot of chili or chili beans!  But since we are trying to behave and eat a little healthier, we needed to make some changes to our favorite Chili Recipe.  We started by exchanging the ground beef with ground turkey and then we added black beans and garbanzo beans in addition to our regular ranch style beans and stayed with our favorite mix of seasonings.   This Turkey Chili is delicious and satisfying but without the guilt.  
Pull out your slow cooker aka crock pot and get this chili started!  It's also great for game day, easy and can feed a crowd!


Turkey Chili

Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1-28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1-14 oz can low sodium black beans
  • 1 14 oz can low sodium Garbanzo beans
  • 1 14 oz can ranch style beans
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • salt to taste
  • low fat grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
1. Brown ground turkey breast and chopped onions in a large skillet then add garlic and jalapeño, cook for 2 more minutes
2. Place meat mixture into a crock pot on high
3. Add drained black beans, garbanzo beans, undrained ranch style beans and tomatoes
4. Add seasons and cook for 4-6 hours.
5. Serve with low fat grated cheese sprinkled on top.
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47 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds pretty good. I've never thought about putting garbanzo beans in chili. Wonder how it would taste with ground chicken? I'm not a turkey fan :)

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  2. Looks DELISH, Evelyn! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. oops type o above...Looks delicious my sweet friend. Something we would certainly enjoy Happy Monday xo

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  5. Have I ever told you that chili is my "favoritest" food ever?! Gotta pin try it :)

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  6. This looks so good with all of that cheese on top!!

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  7. Hi, Evelyn, I want you to know that you won one of the little heart pillows from the giveaway on my blog!! Give me an email with your address: linbouf (at) gmail dot com. Congrats. When we can get out from under 34 inches of snow I'll get them to the post office. :) Your friend, Linda

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  8. Hi Evelyn,
    Just found your blog today and linked with you. My husband and I also want to travel full-time in an RV sometime soon, so I'd love to hear what plans you're making to do this. It does sound like fun, doesn't it?? Love your chili recipe; we're trying to eat healthier as well.
    Heather
    http://friendshiplifeandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  9. your turkey sounds and looks good! i am new here from a blog hop. and i see you sponsor some hops too. I will be joining up on some. and i am a new follower of you!

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  10. I love chili, it is one of my all time comfort foods. Thanks for sharing!
    Angie G.
    http://mycraftycollections.blogspot.com/

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  11. I just had chili last night and chili mac tonight. Chilly nights are ideal for chili dinners. Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social.

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  12. Hey, I'm a new follower! Found you at the Monday meet-up! It looks yummy, thank you for this very healthy recipe!

    Follow back? :)

    xoxo
    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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  13. Mmmm...This sounds good! =0)
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  14. Yummy!! I made some awesome chili last weekend. Wish my younger kids would eat it, then I would make it more often. They turn their noses up at it though--- sad but true!

    Thanks for linking up to our Healthy Tuesday's blog hop!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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  15. Thanks for linking up at my Show off Your Shell linky party! My husband is super picky but recently agreed to try chili if I made it! Hooray! I'll have to try this one!!

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  16. This looks really good! I will need to try it!

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  17. Great meal for a cold winter day. :)
    Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble!

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  18. Yum, I love making turkey chili. It's such an easy swap out half the time I do not even tell the hubs!

    Thank you so much for linking up at the Oh HAPPY Day Party too!

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  19. I love chili and making it healthier is the best. Ranch Style beans? That's new to me. What are they?

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Please stop by again.

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  20. Evelyn, Thank you sharing at my link party. I pinned your chili and love it. I hope I fixed my reply message today. Let me know if it worked. Happy Valentine's my friend!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  21. Greetings from foodie friday. This looks rather yummy.

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  22. We are huge Jenny O turkey fans. I get it pretty cheap at sams. I love turkey chili! :) Erin

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  23. This sounds healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing at FOBF :)

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  24. thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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  25. Hi Evelyn,
    Your Turkey Chili looks wonderful and very healthy, it would be great on this cold winter day.
    Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Turkey chili is delicious - a much healthier alternative. It can also be made with meatless vegetable crumbles - visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things hop.

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  27. I love turkey chili and finally got my big guy converted too. Amazing how much fat and calories this eliminates. Your recipe is a bit different. I will be adding it to my files. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  28. This looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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  29. Those jalapenos are huge! I've been trying to use ground turkey in place of beef more often. But I still can't get used to turkey burgers lol! Your chili looks so good! Thank you for linking w/ See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

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  30. I've never tried Turkey Chili before, but it sounds yummy! I just need to wait for a colder day now...
    Thanks for linking up to the Crafty Thursday Obsessions link party!
    Hope to see you back again this week!

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  31. YUM, this is a great keeper-recipe! You can never go wrong with a good chili!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - see you there again tonight with more of your deliciousness :)

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  32. Evelyn, featuring your delicious chili on this week's blog hop. Stop by to check it out tonight and add some links.

    Sinea from Ducks 'n a Row

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  33. This looks fabulous! I'm with you on needing to get past the Super Bowl for a diet. Haha!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  34. Evelyn, this looks so delicious! YUM!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share. Hope you are having a great week. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  35. I love Turkey Chili! It's a staple in our house every winter. Thanks for sharing with us at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays!

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  36. I have a turkey chili recipe, but will have to try yours! Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com hope your having a great week! & hope to see you this week.

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  37. Yummy one of my favorites to serve! I will have to try this version.

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  38. I've never thought of adding garbanzo beans to chili, but it looks tasty. I like the fact it uses turkey instead of beef too. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

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  39. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Artsy Corner, can't wait to try it!

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  40. Mmmm! My family are big chili eaters and I'll bet they would love this Turkey and crock pot version. I like that it simmers in the crock pot all day...what a treat to come home to! Thanks for sharing this light recipe at our party!

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  41. Thank you thank you thank you for helping by sharing this recipe!
    Hugs

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  42. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  43. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes. I use garbanzo beans in my chili, too. I had no idea anyone else did that. I hope you'll share a recipe on Saturday as we feature Mother's Day dishes. -Savannah

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))