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White Chili With Turkey
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White Chili With Turkey

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Maybe you've tried chicken chili, but have you tried turkey chili?



  • 4 (15.5-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, with liquid
  • 1½ pounds ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or freshly minced garlic
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 (4-ounce) can medium or hot green chili peppers
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


Brown ground turkey; drain fat. Combine everything but cheese in a slow cooker. Stir, cover and cook on low for three to 10 hours. Taste test; add more chili peppers 1 tablespoon at a time for a hotter taste. Ladle chili into soup bowls and top with shredded cheese

Dietary and Nutrition


Although more studies are needed, consuming pulses may help with weight management. For people trying to lose weight, pulses are high in fiber and protein, low in fat and moderate in calories. One cup of cooked lentils or dry peas contains about half of the daily fiber recommendation for adults. Foods higher in fiber content usually help people feel “full” or satiated at mealtime.

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Spillin' the Beans: Dry Edible Bean and Snap Bean Recipes, Nutrition Information and Tips (FN1646, Reviewed Feb. 2023)

Beans are one of the most commonly eaten foods around the world because of their versatility, nutritional value and cost effectiveness.

A Pocket Guide to Preparing Pulse Foods (FN2068 November 2022)

Pulses are a type of legume, which are seeds that grow in their pods. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses, including dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.