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White Bean Turkey Chili

Written by Stephanie Kay
  • 60 minutes
  • 6

Made with ground turkey, white beans, and tomatillos, this white bean turkey chilli is a fun, funky, and light take on a classic chilli recipe.

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  • one lb ground turkey
  • one tbsp olive oil
  • one onion, diced
  • three cloves garlic, minced
  • one green bell pepper, diced
  • one jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • one tbsp ground cumin
  • one tsp ground coriander
  • one tsp chilli powder
  • one bay leaf
  • 15 oz can crushed tomatillos*
  • 15 oz can white kidney beans, strained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can white pinto beans, strained and rinsed
  • one cup chicken broth
  • one cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sour cream (optional)
  • avocado (optional)
  • cilantro (optional)
  • green onion (optional)
  • lime (optional)


1.    In a large pot on medium-high, heat the olive oil.

2.    Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeño to the pot and cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables soften.

3.    Add garlic, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and a pinch of salt and cook for another 1 minute until fragrant.

4.    Add ground turkey and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon until no longer pink, approximately 5 to 7 minutes.

5.    Add crushed tomatillos, broth and bay leaf, reduce heat, cover with lid and simmer for 20 minutes.

6.    Add beans, stir to combine and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.

7.    Once cooked, remove from the heat, add cilantro, season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine.

8.    To serve, spoon into bowls and top with sour cream, avocado, and cilantro as desired.

NOTE: If you can’t find crushed tomatillos, tomatillo salsa would work equally well.

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