Easy Leftover Turkey Chili - 2 Guiding Stars
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Chili is a filling, cost-effective meal for any family dinner. While chili tends to be a complex dish that cooks for hours, this recipe is designed to come together with minimal time and effort using leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving turkey.

Tip: Add zip to this chili with the addition of a jalapeño or two. Sauté them with the onions.


  • 1 lb. leftover turkey, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added canned tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • Water, as desired


  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, sauté the turkey and onion over low heat until the onions are translucent.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, sugar, and chili powder. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add the celery and cook for another 10 minutes. Add water to reach desired consistency.
  3. Garnish with sour cream to serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 200; Total Fat 2g (3% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (3% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 47mg (15% DV); Sodium 435mg (19% DV); Total Carbohydrate 21g (8% DV); Dietary Fiber 6g (21% DV); Total Sugars 4g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (2% DV); Protein 24g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Molybdenum 170% DV; Niacin 80% DV; Thiamin 40% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/easy-leftover-turkey-chili/
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