This hearty turkey chili is the perfect meal for a cold winter day. A tasty blend of lean ground turkey breast with vegetables, kidney beans, chick peas and zesty seasonings, it is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and contains lots of heart-healthy fiber.
In an 8 quart stock pot, heat oil and sauté garlic and onions for approximately 5-10 minutes, until onion is translucent and golden. Add celery, carrots, peppers and seasonings and continue to sauté another 5 minutes.
Add ground turkey to vegetable mixture and mix thoroughly. Continue cooking until turkey is browned and cooked through, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes and tomato puree to turkey mixture and continue cooking approximately 10-15 minutes. Add drained beans and mix thoroughly. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Servings: approximately 8
Note: Chili can be prepared in advance and frozen for future use.