I normally don’t declare recipes the best for just any reason. In fact, if I’m saying something is the BEST, then it’s for a very good reason. Most often because I had multiple people try out a recipe and tell me it’s the best thing they’ve ever tasted; this happens most frequently when I bake cookies.
Little did I expect this turkey chili to surprise me with it’s thick texture and addicting flavor. But my goodness, it is wonderful. And I do have to admit that I’ve made it four times in the past month. It’s one of those recipes you can tuck in your recipe box or bookmark on your phone. Honestly, I’m just obsessed.
Over in my world, we decided to do an eating challenge until Thanksgiving. It’s a mixture between paleo, Whole30 and clean eating. Today marks Day 7 and so far we’ve been successful but still challenged on what to cook or eat for lunch. The plan is to stick to a grain free, refined sugar free diet with plenty of vegetables and high-protein meats. I think the hardest part might be eliminating alcohol, frozen yogurt and chips. I don’t know when I became such a chip person, but I’ve been craving them like CRAZY the past two days.
For a little background, we’re really just doing this as a challenge to eat healthier and reset cravings. Often times I find us going out for pizza, french fries and beer. Not only is it a waste of money, but it isn’t a healthy habit when you do it too often. I also want to make sure that Tony understands what it means to nourish your body with GOOD, real food made from scratch.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 pound extra lean ground turkey or chicken (99%)
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 2 (15 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
- For topping: cheese, avocado, tortilla chips, cilantro, sour cream
- Place oil in a large pot and place over medium high heat. Add in onion, garlic and red pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Next add in ground turkey and break up the meat; cooking until no longer pink. Next add in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper and salt; stir for about 20 seconds.
You can find complete recipes of this The Best Healthy Turkey Chili in ambitiouskitchen.com