I love making some chili when the weather starts getting cool but I usually go with ground turkey rather then ground beef to keep it healthy. This dish is only 3 pts on Weight Watchers! I also make it all in one pot to keep from having to many plates to wash!
Turkey Chili Just in Time for the Fall Weather
I first brown the ground turkey with diced up onion and garlic. I usually use 4 cloves of garlic and a whole onion.
Once that is all nice and brown, I'll start adding the other ingredients in.
I think the key to giving turkey chili a lot of flavor is half a can of hoppy beer like an IPA and 1/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot (I put that sh** on everything!).
I also like using sweet potatoes rather then regular potatoes to keep it a little on the healthy side. I dice up two medium sized sweet potatoes and a whole tomato and toss it in the pot. I also add 1/3 cup of pasta sauce (you can substitute canned tomatoes and tomato paste).
Once that starts bubbling nicely, I add the beer, hot sauce and spices.
I usually like to do chili powder, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic salt, black pepper and bay leaves.
then I cook all the beans in a strainer as I've found that there is usually a coating if you use them right out of the can.
I mix in the beans, the corn and let it all simmer on low heat for about and hour and a half.
Once its all done I like to garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream (additional pts on WW) and enjoy!
- 10 cups
- Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 10 min
- pound of ground turkey
- 2 sweet potatoes
- can sorted beans
- whole onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- whole tomato
- bag of frozen corn
- 1/3 cup of tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot
- 2 Bay leaves
- tsp garlic salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- tsp chili poweder
- tsp onion powder
- tsp cayenne powder
- tsp red pepper chili flakes
- 1/2 can hoppy beer
- In a large pot, brown the ground turkey with diced onion and garlic for 15 minutes
- Once the ground turkey looks done, add diced sweet potato and chopped tomato and let that cook for another 10 minutes
- At this point, add 1/2 bottle of dark beer, 1/4 cup of Frank's Red Hot and 1/3 of tomato sauce along with all the spices and simmer for 20 minutes
- In the mean time, wash sll the beans in a strainer
- Add the beans and corn to the bowl and simmer for another hour