Turkey Serrano and Jalapeno Chili

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Based on Martha Stewart’s Turkey Chili recipe, this zippy, zesty addition to your crock pot or stove top is perfect any time of year.

And because I love options, I’ve run the numbers for you based on whether you prefer no-beans, garbanzo and black beans or ready-to-use black soy beans (a low-carb staple for those missing beans).

I love you. That’s why. Now go forth and chili!


Turkey Serrano and Jalapeno Chili

1 pound cooked, ground turkey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced sweet yellow onion
2 serrano chilis, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
1 can pureed tomatoes (28 ounces)
1 can black beans (optional)+
1 can garbanzo beans (optional); or
3 cups black soybeans (optional)
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp coarse sea salt

In a 4-quart slow-cooker, combine turkey, garlic, onion, serrano and jalapeno chiles, tomato puree, chili powder, and salt. Cook until flavors combine, 3-6 hours. Add beans in the last 30 minutes.

Makes about 10 servings.

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Per serving (without beans): 111 Cals.; 4 g Carbs.; 1 g Fiber; 3 g Net Carbs. ; 8 g Protein; 7 g Fat

Per serving (with beans): 188 Cals.; 19 g Carbs.; 5 g Fiber; 14 g Net Carbs. ; 8 g Protein; 7 g Fat

Per serving (with black soybeans): 183Cals.; 9 g Carbs.; 5 g Fiber; 4 g Net Carbs. ; 14 g Protein; 10 g Fat

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  1. Don in Arkansas says

    No soy! Ever!

    • Your Lighter Side says

      It’s just one option for folks who can tolerate soy. I prefer the black beans, myself, but not everyone can take the carb hit.

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