Recipes for Recovery: Turkey Chili

Excellent source of magnesium from beans and good source of vitamin B3 from turkey. Magnesium supports the maintenance of normal muscle and nerve function. Turkey is a great source of vitamin B3 (niacin), which supports cell growth and helps regulate metabolism. Cinnamon is also a terrific component of any recipe for recovery because it can help regulate blood sugar that has been erratic, as well as reduce cholesterol levels and overall inflammation.

Makes 6 serving(s)


2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground turkey
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ – 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
¼ – 1 teaspoon chili powder
1 large can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 ½ cups corn or 1 can (12 ounces) corn
1 ½ cups cooked black beans or 1 can (14 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 ½ cups cooked pinto beans or 1 can (14 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup chopped cilantro


1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened.
2. Add the ground turkey. Brown the turkey in the pot, being careful not to separate the turkey into small bits. Add cumin, cinnamon, red pepper, and chili powder.
3. Add the tomatoes and bring the chili to a simmer. Add the corn, beans, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper, if desired. Season with the salt and black pepper.
4. Return the chili to a simmer. Remove from the heat. Garnish with the cilantro.


Calories 275
Total fat 7g
Protein 20g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 33g
Sodium 360mg
Fiber 10g

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