Turkey Chili

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Weight Watcher Recipes +Points Plus = 4

Serves 8

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless turkey thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 large white onion, diced small
2 garlic cloves, diced small
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder or regular chili powder
1 bottle (12 ounces) amber lager beer, such as Dos Equis Amber, or 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, pureed
1 can (15.5 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Tortilla Cups
Low-fat plain Greek yogurt, thinly sliced jalapeno, and diced white onion (optional), for serving


1. In a large heavy pot, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer turkey to a bowl and pour off juices from pot.
2. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pot. Add onion and cook until translucent, 4 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, and chile powder and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add beer and cook, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until liquid thickens, about 5 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes, turkey, beans, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and simmer until chili is dark and thick, 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle 1/2 cup chili into each Tortilla Cup and serve with desired toppings.


Ben thought this chili recipe didn’t taste like chili. He didn’t know how to describe how it tasted after that. He then said what would Martha Stewart know about chili?? He was wondering that  because,  he remembered that one episode of the Next Food Network Star where Martha Stewart didn’t like Kelsey Nixon’s sloppy joe. Sloppy Joes are kind of like chili….. Kind of…..

I actually really liked this chili recipe. Can you believe it was the first I ever made? This chili recipe makes 8 servings and 1/2 a cup has 171 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 5 grams of fiber. I made the oven roasted fries that was in the January issue as well.  I combined the fries and the chili to make chili cheese fries. Yeah, I know…. the picture for the chili cheese fries didn’t turn out that great. Now, that’s some great SuperBowl grub?

Oh yah, and this by far was the best commercial tonight.

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  1. says

    Just from looking at the recipe, I would probably have to quadruple the amount of chili powder in it. Other than that… looks great.

  2. jgisvold says

    The recipe says you can use ancho chili powder and I wonder what that would have made it taste like? Have you ever used that before?

  3. Miki says

    Hi there,
    I’m from Bismarck ND:D Out of all the pinterest ww recipes I could have clicked on it’s someone from Fargo ND! Simply Serendipitous! D I’m trying your turkey chili, it sounds delish!


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