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White Bean Turkey Chili

White Bean Turkey Chili is hearty, healthy turkey chili recipe with lean ground turkey, white beans, fresh lime and plenty of spice! It's gluten-free and freezer-friendly

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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 2 cans cannellini or Great Northern beans rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 ounces low sodium fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lime juiced, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 5-6 minutes until onion is translucent and softened.
  • Add the garlic and spices and sauté 30 seconds. Add the ground turkey and 1/4 cup water and stir, breaking up the meat into pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.
  • While the turkey is cooking, mash one cup of the rinsed and drained beans in a bowl with a fork. When the turkey is cooked through, add the mashed beans, whole beans, tomatoes and chicken broth, and stir until combined. Bring to a boil, reduce heat slightly, and simmer 20-30 more minutes until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and add the lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Serve with lime wedges and avocado if desired and enjoy!


  • This is a great meal prep meal and it's freezer friendly!  Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 273kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 42mg, Sodium: 541mg, Potassium: 450mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1323IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 145mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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