Low-Fat Tex-Mex Turkey Chili Recipe

Recipe Category: Low-Fat

Low-Fat Tex-Mex Turkey Chili Recipe


Makes 5 :Servings

Prep: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving size 1/5 of recipe

Calories 278 Protein 26 g Carbohydrates 17 g Fat 14 g Fiber 5 g Sugar 8 g Sodium 342 mg

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 11/4 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 11/2 cups no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, no-salt-added or low sodium
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • garnish: 2% greek yogurt, shredded reduced-fat cheddar, chopped green onion or fresh chives, sliced jalapeno


  1. Set a large deep nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil, garlic, and bell pepper
  2. Saute until the peppers soften and the garlic turns golden, about 4 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and black pepper, reduce the heat if necessary to avoid burning, and cook for 1 minute
  4. It should be very fragrant
  5. Add the chilies and cook for an additional 1 minute to allow the flavors to meld together
  6. Add the ground meat and break it up with a wooden spatula
  7. Cook until it browns and there are no more visible pink pieces of meat, 6 to 8 minutes
  8. Pour in the broth, then add the tomatoes and cilantro
  9. Stir everything together, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover and cook for at least an additional 8 to 10 minutes
  10. If time is not a huge concern for you, I recommend reducing the heat to low, then covering and cooking for at least another 20 minutes, stirring continuously to ensure that it doesn’t burn
  11. The flavors will meld together even more!
  12. Garnish and enjoy immediately
  13. Repeat
  14. Serve

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