Turkey Chili with Vegetables

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Serves 6, 1ΒΌ cups per serving
Chilly days call for a bowl of chili. Try a new recipe today, with this Wholesome Turkey Chili with vegetables

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1. Rinse and peel onion and carrots. Peel garlic.
2. Rinse bell pepper. Remove core and seeds.
3. Dice onion, carrots, and bell pepper. Mince garlic.
4. If using lime, rinse now. Cut into wedges.
5. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
6. In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add turkey and brown.
7. Add onion, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic to pot. Cook until onions are soft and carrots are somewhat tender, about 5 minutes.
8. Add beans, tomatoes, water, chili powder, and cumin to pot. Season with salt.
9. Lower heat to medium. Cook until all flavors have blended, about 15 minutes.
10. If using lime and yogurt, squeeze juice from lime wedges on top of chili or serve on the side. Top each serving with 1 Tablespoon yogurt.


Serve with cornbread, brown rice, or whole wheat noodles. Try black beans or chickpeas in place of the kidney beans. Chili can be frozen in batches to eat later. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.


  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large green bell pepper
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can red or white kidney beans, no salt added
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


Can opener, Colander, Cutting board, Large pot, Measuring cups, Measuring spoons, Sharp knife, Vegetable peeler

More About Carrots

How to Select

Choose well-shaped, smooth, firm, crisp carrots with deep color and fresh, green tops. Avoid soft, wilted or split carrots.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes. Can last 4-5 months if packed in moist sand& stored in cold root cellar at 32-40

How to Prepare

Rinse with cold water. Trim off tops bottoms. Peel. To eat raw add to salads. Have as snack with dip. Carrots can be steamed Microwaved or boiled until tender.