White Bean Turkey Chili recipe ~ Light Recipe of the day

01/31/2012 10:20 am · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Thanks to Melissa D. for submitting today’s recipe
white bean turkey chili

Photo and recipe credit Skinnytaste

White Bean Turkey Chili

I love this recipe because it is quick and it really tastes like you spent a lot of time making it! It is full of protein and really fills you up. You can ever puree some of the beans and add them to the soup if the amount of beans is overwhelming on their own. So yummy too!

Servings: 14 • Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 211.5 • Fat: 5.4 g • Protein: 22.5 g • Carb: 23.7 g • Fiber: 8.4 g
cooking spray
2 small onions, chopped
5 garlic cloves
2 tsp chili powder, to your taste
1 bay leaf
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp oregano
2 tsp red pepper flakes (to taste)
3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
4 16 oz cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups of fat free chicken broth
1/2 cup of fat free sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large heavy bottomed pot over medium flame. When hot, spray oil. Add onions, garlic, saute about 5 min. Add meat and cook, breaking it up until white, about 5 minutes. Add salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes. Add beans, broth, cook uncovered about 10 minutes.

Lower heat and cover, simmer about 45 minutes mixing occasionally. Add sour cream and cook 5 more minutes. Adjust seasoning and salt to taste.

Top with chopped red onion, chopped fresh cilantro, light sour cream, jalapeños and reduced fat cheddar if desired.

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