Turkey and Bean Chili


This mild-flavored chili is lower in sodium than most canned chilis or chili seasoning blends.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
8 servings


  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 pound uncooked ground turkey breast

  • 5 14 1/2-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 1 4-ounce can diced green chile peppers

  • ½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese (Optional)


  1. In an airtight storage container or resealable plastic bag, combine celery, carrots, onion, garlic, chili powder, oil, cumin, salt and pepper. Cover or seal and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Place beans in a separate airtight storage container or resealable plastic bag. Cover or seal and chill for up to 24 hours.

  2. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven, combine vegetable mixture and turkey. Cook until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally to break up turkey. Stir in beans, undrained tomatoes and, if desired, chile peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If desired, sprinkle individual servings with cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
3g Fat
34g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 2/3 cup
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 23g 47%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Vitamin A 4212IU 84%
Vitamin C 22mg 24%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Calcium 92mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 8mg 2%
Potassium 326mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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