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Em’s Chili Recipe

You’ll be delighted with Em’s Chili Recipe; a flavor-packed, healthy turkey chili recipe.

Ems Chili

“Mmmm, smells great, what are you cooking!?”

This is what you’ll hear when you make a pot of this super easy and deceptively healthy Em’s Chili Recipe (adapted from a Biggest Looser program). The delicious aroma will fill your home, and it’s under 200 calories per serving!!

I love making this recipe because you simply chop an onion and mince some garlic, and the rest of the ingredients are in a can or box. It’s that quick and easy!

I’ve learned a valuable lesson when it comes to cooking delicious food so it comes out just right every time. The trick is to prepare the ingredients beforehand! Chop up that onion, press that garlic, measure out your chicken broth and spices before you start cooking. Especially when making a new recipe. Then you can pay attention to actually cooking the food. Really essential for just about everything. (Except for some instances when baking or cooking with fresh herbs, you don’t want to chop them too early or they’ll turn brown.) Once you know a recipe well, you can decide to cut corners and understand when you might have some time to prep food while cooking. But this takes practice :0)

Em’s Chili recipe is sure to become one of your weeknight go-to dinners; it’s healthy and easy. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! Looking for more great healthy dinners, try this Vegetable Rotini Dinner, or this Grilled Rosemary Chicken Dinner.

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Ems Chili

Em’s Chili Recipe

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 bowls 1x


You will love making this quick and easy recipe I adapted from a Biggest Looser program because you simply chop an onion and mince some garlic. The rest of the ingredients are in a can or box.


  • 1 onion chopped

  • 1 and 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey

  • 114.5 oz. can of roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 15 oz. can of pinto beans

  • 1 15 oz. can of black beans

  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons of chopped (or pressed) garlic

  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon of mustard powder

  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives to garnish


  1. Coat a large Dutch oven with a few sprays of olive oil or other cooking spray. (You can use a large saucepan with a lid if you don’t have a dutch oven.) Heat on medium-high and add the onion. Season with a pinch of salt and saute until soft and just browning a bit.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking apart the turkey until no pink remains- 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add all other ingredients except for the olives into the pot or saucepan and stir to combine. Turn the heat to high until boiling and then turn to low. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and serve into 1 cup servings and garnish with sliced olives.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

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One Comment

  1. I love how this chili isn't overpoweringly tomato, don't get me wrong I love that particular nightshade but who wants to feel like they are eating noodle-less spaghetti? Good mix of beans, loved the turkey.

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