I love having dinner waiting for me when I come home from work, and since the mailman loves that overtime, I’m generally the first one home. The slow cooker in our house gets more use than the vacuum. Sorry mom, it’s true. I love having containers full of leftovers I can eat for lunch too. I like to throw this chili together on Sunday, cook it all day Monday, and then portion out the leftovers into plastic containers. It makes my Sunday meal prep even easier, because this turkey chili is one of the easiest soups I can prepare.
The leftovers also make great taco salads. Warm up the chili and serve with some shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, onions, black olives, jalapeño peppers, salsa, Greek yogurt, and a little bit of reduced fat shredded cheddar.
I used two pounds of ground turkey so the chili would have plenty of protein. I used one can of light red kidney beans, one can of dark red kidney beans, and one can of chili hot beans. Two cans of crushed, peeled tomatoes, and one can of diced, chili ready tomatoes. I bought these so I wouldn’t have to add a hot pepper. This chili was not spicy though, at all. The kids ate it. Next, I added a splash of apple cider vinegar. When I say splash I mean about two tablespoons.
I seasoned the chili with garlic pepper seasoning blend, garlic sea salt blend, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, coriander seed, ground cumin and paprika. Again, not spicy. Add some cayenne or a chopped serrano or jalepeño pepper if you like. And since this was my super easy version of chili, I didn’t even get out the garlic press. I made do with the garlic seasoning.
Depending on how thick you like your chili, you may want to add a 1-2 empty tomato cans of water. I added two.
I chopped up two bell peppers, any color is fine. I’m not a fan of green at all, but when they are hidden in chili they don’t offend me too badly. I chopped an onion as well. I only had red onions, but a white or yellow would be fine. A sweet Vidalia onion would be great to chop and serve raw on top too!
Super easy and nutritious with plenty of protein and fiber to keep you full. Add this in to your meal prep rotation or serve it up for a Sunday football game!
Let me know what you think!