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4 servings
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Lean Turkey Chili

Ground turkey based chili loaded with vegetables and kick.



  1. Heat the olive oil on the stove top in a pan large enough for the meat.
  2. Add half the onion and all of the garlic to the hot oil. Let simmer for a few minutes until the onions become clear.
  3. Add the ground meat and cook until brown. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Dice and slice tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms and any other vegetables you may have lying around the fridge.
  5. In either a crock pot or large stove top pot add the tomato sauce, beans and vegetables (including the remaining onion). Add a jalapeno or haberno pepper for spice if preferred. Season with salt, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes.
  6. Add all ingredients to the pot. Heat until it is boiling then reduce to low.
  7. Chili is done when the potatoes are cooked, usually 45-60 minutes stirring every 10 minutes. Enjoy!
  8. Note: can use lean ground beef instead and can be made in an all day crock or on the stove top.
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Very tasty and filling. Very high in fat and carbs. I used lean beef instead of turkey because the shop was out of ground turkey. I will cut the potatos out next time to reduce the carbs, as this soup is not suitable for Atkins diet with chunk of potatos in it.
09 Dec 10 by member: Eugenia
This reciped made way to much to just be 4 servings, I'm thinking it's closer to 8. I substituted celery, shredded carrots, and bellpepper for the potatoes and mushrooms. I also used a package of chili seasoning and a can of petite diced tomatoes instead of fresh. I served it with corn casserole and my family loved it!
09 Jan 11 by member: amber shelly
Good idea regarding the pinto beans. I normally use kidney and black beans, but this is something to try. Not sure why you are adding potatoes here, and mushrooms...yuk!


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Nutrition summary:

There are 522 calories in 1 serving of Lean Turkey Chili.
Calorie break-down: 43% fat, 36% carbs, 21% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 227
Calories 522
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 25.25g 39%
  Saturated Fat 4.477g 22%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 4.954g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 13.858g  
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1304mg 54%
Potassium 1302mg  
Total Carbohydrate 47.04g 16%
  Dietary Fiber 10.3g 41%
  Sugars 14.14g  
Protein 27.51g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 136%
Calcium 44% Iron 104%
of RDI*
(522 calories)
26% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (36%)
Fat (43%)
Protein (21%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories