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Hearty & Healthy Turkey Chili

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes • Serves: 12

2tablespoons olive oil
2green or red bell peppers, chopped
2medium celery stalks, chopped
2medium yellow onions, chopped
4garlic cloves, minced
1/4cup chili powder
4teaspoons minced jalapeño pepper
1teaspoon ground cumin
1teaspoon ground red pepper
3pounds 93% lean ground turkey
1can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
2cups less-sodium chicken broth
1can (15.5 ounces) no salt added cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1can (15.5 ounces) no salt added red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/4cup chopped fresh cilantro
Optional garnishes: sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, shredded Cheddar cheese

1.In large saucepot, heat oil over medium heat. Add bell peppers, celery and onions; cook 8 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic, chili powder, jalapeño, cumin and ground red pepper; cook 1 minute.

2.Increase heat to medium-high. Add turkey and cook 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of wooden spoon. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and broth; heat to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans and cilantro; cook
5 minutes. Serve chili topped with sour cream and/or cheese, if desired. Makes about 16 cups.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1-1/3 cups):
319 Calories, 13g Fat (3g Saturated), 88mg Cholesterol,
445mg Sodium, 24g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 7g Sugars,
0g Added Sugars, 30g Protein