Quick and Easy Turkey Chili

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 45m
  • Total Time: 1h

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. pure olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ cup ground dried red chiles
  • 2 bay leaves, preferably fresh
  • 3 c low-sodium tomato juice
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans of low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 45 to 60 seconds.
  4. Add the tomatoes, beans, turkey, and carrot.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, break up the turkey, then add the tomato juice.
  6. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  7. Decrease the heat to simmer and add the bay leaves, ground chiles, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is tender and the flavors have married, about 30 minutes.
  10. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
  11. Ladle into warmed bowls and serve immediately.

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