cure the cold. [turkey chili loaded w. vegetables]

April 23rd, 2014 by | comments


As much as I tried to avoid it, I caught the dreaded cold going around. Sleep, DayQuil and NyQuil have been my best friends this week. I wanted to make something hearty and healthy, so I came up with this turkey chili loaded with vegetables. The chili is of course healthier sans sour cream, but I’m a sucker for sour cream, so I figured a dollop wouldn’t hurt. :)

turkey chili loaded w. vegetables
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Serves: 4-5
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise, halved again, then diced
  • 1 yellow squash, halved lengthwise, halved again, then diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded, deveined and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth, plus more if chili is too thick
  • ¾ cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup shredded carrots, cooked
  • 1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ tbsp. chili powder, plus more to taste
  • 1½ tbsp. cumin, plus more to taste
  • 1½ tsp. oregano, plus more to taste
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne, plus more to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sour cream, for garnish, if desired
  1. Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. Once warm, add diced onion and garlic, and saute until translucent and aromatic, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini, squash, jalapeno and red pepper; saute 5 minutes until slightly soft.
  2. Warm another large skillet over medium-high heat, then add turkey. Cook, breaking up the meat into crumbles with a wooden spoon, until done, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Pour the canned and Roma tomatoes into a large pot. Bring the tomatoes to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes. Add veggie mixture, ground turkey and chicken broth to the tomatoes; mix and cook for 5 minutes. Add corn, shredded carrots, and beans to the pot. Season chili with chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt and pepper. Add more chicken broth if chili is too thick. Serve hot and garnish with sour cream, if desired.





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  • Such a colourful and vibrant my friend :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • That’s my cold treatment too. Chili is a magic. This looks droolworthy, Caroline.
    Have a wonderful day!

  • So chock full of beautiful flavor and healthy ingredients. BUT it looks like a fair amount of work for a sickie. Take care of yourself and get better! With this chili, bet you will be on the road to recovery soon.

  • So many ‘good for you things’ here!! Pinning this immediately!

  • Sounds wonderful and looks even better, Caroline. It’s got plenty to help boost your immune system and the cayenne and jalapeños will keep those sinuses good and clear. :)
    Fell better real soon.

  • Your food is always so colorful!

  • When are you going to audition for “Chopped”, Caroline?