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Turkey Chili from the 21 Day Fix Extreme

Turkey Chili – 21 Day Fix approved: 1 red, 1/2 green and 1/2 yellow container per serving.

(Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each)

1 tsp. olive oil
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1 medium onion
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
2 (15 oz) cans black beans (or pinto beans) drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can all-natural diced tomatoes, no sugar added
12 fresh cilantro sprigs, finely chopped (for garnish; optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium-high heat
  2. Add turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute
  4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid). Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low; gently bio, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. Serve warm, sprinkle with cilantro.

*** This recipe could also be assembled and placed in the crock-pot on low for an hour or so until it is time for dinner.

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