Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spicy Turkey Chili

Well Jared decided to have one last fight. You know...one of those MMA cage fights? His last fight was 3 years ago and I told him it was OK to do one more.

Soooo that means that we have to eat healthy!!!

I think eating healthy is difficult because there are sooo many yummy and fattening things out there. Oh and cause I love carbs. They will be the death of me.

You can expect a lot of healthier recipes on this blog as I'm helping Jared by feeding him healthy AND delicious meals.

What's the point of eating healthy if it tastes like crap? No thank you!

This turkey chili was divine. I swear I would have never known it wasn't beef if I didn't prepare it.

If you want to tone down the spiciness level leave out the seeds in the jalapeno pepper and leave out the chipotle peppers.

We paired it with a fresh side salad.

Let me know how you like it!


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
    • 2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided
    • 1 tsp vegeta
    • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tsp. vegeta
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 15 oz. canned green beans, drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 15 oz. canned black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes, Italian style
  • 28 oz. water


  1. In a large saucepan heat 1 tsp.vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Add the turkey and the next 5 ingredients. Break up the turkey with a wooden spoon. Cook until the turkey is browned, about 8 minutes.

   2. Place the turkey mixture into a small bowl and reserve for later. 

   3. In the same saucepan heat the remaining 1 tsp. of oil on medium-high heat. Add the onions. Saute       4 minutes. Add the garlic and chipotle peppers and saute for 5 minutes. 

     5. Add the rest of the ingredients as well as the turkey  meat. 
     6. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.


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