Turkey White Bean Chili

Everyone loves chili, right? You can get your fill of tomato-based chilis on your hot dogs or at a cook-off, but we’re coming at you with a little twist on the average chili recipe. In Denver, it’s nearly a law that you’ve got to find a place in a dish to insert some green chiles (I kid, I kid).  But this recipe mixes those green chiles with ground turkey and white beans, creating a tasty AND healthier version of homemade chili. This recipe is set-up for only 2 people, and coming in at 273 calories per serving it’s a great meal for anyone that’s looking for a lighter meal or to cut some calories for a night. If making this for a bigger group, just double (or quadruple) the recipe.


2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 small onion, chopped
4 ounces ground turkey breast
1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and turkey, and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, using the back of a spoon to break up the meat, until browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in chiles, oregano, cumin, and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Finish with the cider vinegar. This is a HUGE step. Don’t forget to finish with the vinegar, it adds a delicious tang that brings the whole thing together.

Turkey White Bean Chili

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