Hearty Healthy Turkey Chili
As football season is here, nothing is better than a big bowl of chili while watching the big game... except when it is GUILT FREE hearty, healthy chili that the family approves of. My family LOVES chili so a couple years ago I was on a mission to make something that tasted great and passed the "healthy" mom test.
This is one of my favorite recipes I came up with and it passed all the tests by the family... and me.
Some chili recipes out there take hours in the slow cooker, but this one is doable in just 30 minutes OR you can leave it on for hours on low. That's one of the reasons I love it so much. I can "forget" to put dinner on that morning yet come 5 o'clock, still pull this together in time for dinner.
Ingredients 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 can rinsed black beans 1 can rinsed chili beans 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes 2 cups crushed tomatoes 2 TBSP crushed garlic 1/4 cup diced white onions 1 TBSP oregano 1 tsp chili powder (add more to increase flavor to your preference) 1 tsp sea salt
Directions 1. Brown the ground turkey in a skillet and add in the garlic, onions and oregano. 2. In pot (or slow cooker) add the rest of the ingredients and simmer while the turkey is cooking. 3. Add the turkey mixture to the pot and stir and bring to low boil. 4. Once the mixture has boiled, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes (or cook in crock pot on low for 2-3 hours). 5. Serve hot and enjoy!
This version of "healthy chili" has been a keeper in my house and so easy to track when you're counting macros like myself. The kids have truly enjoyed it with a little sour cream and cheese on top! Enjoy :)