Decadent Turkey Chili - 2 Guiding Stars
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A healthy alternative to traditional chili, this dish will delight your senses with a rich selection of flavoring components, including beer and chocolate, which bring out the most robust flavors in chili.


  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1½ lbs. ground turkey breast
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 (12 oz.) bottles dark beer
  • 1 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 oz. tortilla chips


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onions and pepper and sauté until they soften and brown (8-10 minutes).
  2. Add turkey, breaking up, and cook until brown (5-8 minutes). Drain fat.
  3. Add garlic, chili powder, and flour. Cook, stirring, until flour smells nutty (1 minute).
  4. Add beer, chocolate, and tomatoes. Simmer until the sauce thickens and the turkey is fully cooked, stirring occasionally (20 minutes).
  5. Stir in the beans, corn, and salt. Cook until heated through (3-5 minutes)
  6. Serve hot with tortilla chips.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 595; Total Fat 14g (18% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2.5g (13% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 53mg (18% DV); Sodium 520mg (23% DV); Total Carbohydrate 74g (27% DV); Dietary Fiber 15g (54% DV); Total Sugars 8g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 40g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 45% DV; Potassium 35% DV; Niacin 120% DV; Copper 80% DV; Manganese 50% DV.
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