Healthy Chili Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 85 MINUTES

3 ratings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes, (petite cut)
  • 1 (15 1/2 oz) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped


Step 1

Heat oil in large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until the turkey is browned, about 6 minutes.

Step 2

Add the bell pepper, onion, celery, jalapeño and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.

Step 3

Add the tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and salt; bring to a boil.

Step 4

Reduce the heat and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended and the chili begins to thicken, about 1 hour. Serve with cheese and scallions.

Healthy Chili


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3 Reviews

Sarah 10/14/2014
Yummy great for

Yummy great for a hearty meal.

Sara 10/12/2014
Very easy and a

Very easy and a great meal for Saturday football watching!!

Diana 10/12/2014
Just got through

Just got through making this for my family.. It so easy, and tasted fabulous!! TY Paula... Keep on keepin on as the old saying goes.. Love you and your family..

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