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Zesty Turkey Chili

Vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and B vitamins. 

Chili is one of those dishes that’s even better the next day. Make this ahead for a quick meal on busy nights, or pour into individual serving containers and freeze for a home-made take on the heat-and-eat meal.

Choose your side with care or make this a one-dish meal; at almost 500 calories per serving it’s not for those eating low-cal. It is, however, fairly low-carb and absolutely jam-packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and B vitamins. 

Zesty Turkey Chili

(serves 4)


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, with liquid drained
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 C crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • 1 medium can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large sweet green pepper
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 t dried hot pepper of your choice; or 2 fresh jalapenos, chopped (you can eliminate this if you don’t want heat, or add more if you like your chili flaming-hot)
  • 2 T olive oil

To make:

In the olive oil, sauté the onion and green peppers on medium heat till soft; add the ground turkey and brown.

When browned, add the liquid from the diced tomatoes and cook another 1-2 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to remove any browned bits.



Transfer to a sauce/soup pot and add the remaining ingredients.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer till the liquid is reduced by about 1/3 and the mixture is thick rather than soupy.

Remove from heat and let rest for 30 minutes before serving; reheat if necessary.

This is not quite the same recipe as the one found in the DWD Blueprint recipe books. The recipes in the DWD recipe books have been “slimmed down” so that they’ll fit into a 700-calorie-per-day diet, and using this version while you’re on the DWD diet could push your calorie count far out of range. If you’re currently using the DWD system, please use the recipes included with the program.

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