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The Best Turkey Chili

Hearty and meaty with tons of flavor and the perfect amount of kick, you'll soon see why this is the BEST turkey chili!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups diced onions, about 3 medium onions
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds 93% lean ground turkey, OR you can use 99% lean ground turkey breast to further reduce the WW SmartPoints
  • 2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz) can Italian stewed whole tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2 (15 oz) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (could also use kidney beans)
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Bring oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Add the onion, zucchini and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the ground turkey and continue to cook for another 6-7 minutes, stirring to cook evenly and breaking up the meat until the meat is cooked through.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt and cilantro and stir to combine. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about an hour to thicken.

Notes

MyWW SmartPoints per (1 1/4 cups) serving if using 93% lean ground turkey:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 6 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 1/4 cups) serving if using 99% lean ground turkey breast:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 4 SmartPoints/ Blue: 2 SmartPoints/ Purple: 2 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
6 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information:
278 calories, 28 g carbs, 9 g sugars, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 21 g protein, 7 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
source: my mom's friend Beth