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Turkey Bean Chili

Turkey chili with adzuki beans is packed with protein and iron, and sure to warm you on a chilly night. Try this healthy turkey chili recipe!


  • 1 cup dry adzuki beans

  • 4 cups filtered water

  • ¼ cup whey from yogurt or 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 4 cups low-sodium veggie broth

  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

  • 32 ounces diced canned tomatoes, sugar & BPA free

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter or coconut oil

  • 1 large red onion, diced

  • 2 green peppers, diced

  • 3 medium garlic cloves, pressed or minced



  1. Soak adzuki beans overnight in the filtered water with the whey or vinegar. Drain and rinse after soaking.

  2. In a large pot or dutch oven, combine the beans with the broth and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes, chili powder, smoked paprika and cumin to the beans. Stir to incorporate and continue to simmer while completing the next step.

  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the ground turkey and onion in butter or coconut oil. When the turkey is half done, add the green peppers and garlic. Continue to sauté until the turkey is browned.

  5. Add the ground turkey and vegetables to the chili and simmer, uncovered, for 15–20 minutes, until the chili is slightly thickened. Taste for seasoning and add salt for flavor or chili powder for more spice.

  6. Enjoy with avocado, goat's milk yogurt, salsa or green onions. Flavor will improve over the next few days.

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