Thursday, December 10, 2009

Amazing White Turkey Chili

I love any thick, hearty soup. I really love any thick, hearty, white bean chili soup. I decided to attempt my own last night, and I got a "You can make white chili anytime" from Mr. Not Your Bubbe's Kitchen. So, grab your apron and glass of wine, and here we go!

As I was cooking this I forgot to take photos (sad). I will post one photo, and it is of the measly left overs that I took for lunch at work.

Here are the ingredients:
4 cups light & free (aka low sodium) chicken broth
2 cups tap water
5 servings (about 20 ounces) 99% fat free ground turkey
2 jalapeƱo peppers, diced
4 tbsp of diced green chiles in a can
2 yellow onions, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup of any medium heat salsa
2 16 oz cans of white beans (cannellini is that I used)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

To start:

Brown the ground turkey. Drain the beans and rinse them with water to get rid of some of that salt that they are canned with.

In a large dutch oven, crockpot, or just big pot over medium heat, place the beans, 1 garlic minced, 1 diced onion, the chicken stock, the water, the salsa, and the meat to a boil. Lower the heat and let this cook together, covered, for about 15 minutes.

In the pan where you browned the turkey, heat the oil. Saute the remaining onion & garlic, add the peppers, and all of the spices together for about 3-4 minutes. Take this mixture, and add to your big pot of soup.

Cover the pot and let simmer for about 2 hours. Taste after 30 minutes and adjust salt & heat to your liking. This had a mild heat to it; kind of lingered on the back of your tongue just a touch.

When it's done, it should have reduced about a 1/4 of the liquid you originally placed in the pot and should appear a lot thicker.

If you like, add some 2% or other low fat shredded Mexican cheese and serve with tortilla chips like we did. Ole!

Approximate nutrition facts (

Nutrition Facts

Recipe Serves 6 people

Amount per Serving
  • Calories 238Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2.66g4%
  • Saturated Fat 0.51g3%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g
  • Cholesterol 58.33mg19%
  • Sodium 900mg40%
  • Potassium 80.17mg2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 26.86g9%
  • Dietary Fiber 8.94g36%
  • Sugars 1.63g
  • Protein 26.25g52%
  • Vitamin A7
  • Vitamin C72
  • Calcium7
  • Iron19.9
  • Vitamin E1.29
  • Niacin (B3)0.03
  • Vitamin B60.14
  • Phosphorus3.33
  • Magnesium1.83
  • Zinc0.04
  • Manganese0.02
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 10.1% Carbs 45.1%
Protein 44.1%

1 comment:

  1. Let me add, for anyone reading and wanting to make this- some key elements are missing that I forgot to post.
    With the sauteing of onions and garlic add about 2 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp chili powder and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper; more or less to taste.