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Warm-up with white turkey chili

10:03 AM, Jan 11, 2010   |    comments
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You'll love this fresh tasting, simple turkey chili recipe especially when you don't have to worry about what to make for lunch or dinner the next  couple of days!

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I like my chili SPICY, so I use whole spices for extra kick. You can also add cayenne pepper to really spice it up.

You just have to grind them in a food processor or coffee grinder before you mix them into the veggies.

I love a big, heaping dollap of "healthy sour cream" on my chili!! Hmmm! 

I'm not a fan of the fat, so I use fat free plain Greek yogurt (it's a lot thicker than regular plain yogurt) I swear it tastes like the real deal.

I add fresh cilantro and a lime wedge to give it that extra fresh taste.

If chopping onions makes you cry, put a candle between you and your onions. The smoke helps shield you from that lovely onion sting.

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatos
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and white ribs removed, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon  ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander 
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 pounds ground white meat turkey
  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans white beans such as cannelini, preferably low-sodium,

    drained and rinsed

  • 2 cups organic chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges


  • Add a little olive oil to your pan (or I like to use unrefined coconut oil. It's another "good fat." It cooks at higher temps than olive oil which can break down under high heat).

  • In another pan, saute peppers and onions until soft. Add brown turkey, coriander, cumin, oregano and sea salt. Stir well and combine. (Add more spices if you like an extra kick)

  • Add the rest of the ingredients reduce heat and simmer, uncovered 20 minutes. Gently stir in beans and continue to simmer for 10 minutes.

  • I love to top each bowl with a dollap of plain, Greek yogurt, fresh cilantro, squeeze fresh lime juice. That's enough for me but feel free to add some shredded cheese.

  • Heather Van Nest, Heather's Natural Health, 10 Connects News

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