Turkey, Vegetable, and Bean Chili

Serves: 9
Total Calories: 299


3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 pounds ground turkey, preferably breast meat
2 large yellow onions, chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28-ounce) cans peeled tomatoes, chopped
1/2 can beer
1 (10-ounce) can pinto bean
1 (10-ounce) can kidney beans
1 (10-ounce) can chick-peas
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped squash
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 tablespoon cumin, or to taste
2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste


In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil, and brown ground turkey until it is cooked through. Pour off fat and place turkey on paper towel to absorb additional fat. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add turkey and tomatoes, and stir to combine. Add beer, pinto beans, kidney beans, chick-peas, ketchup, green pepper, carrots, squash, and zucchini. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne. Partially cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.

If you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, feel free to make substitutions. You can use all of one kind of beans; and leave out a vegetable, if you like—just add more of another vegetable to compensate.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 9
Total Calories: 299
Calories from Fat: 41

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