Not Your Typical Chili... Hot & Healthy!

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a blend of my families recipe and an ultra modern version I created a few years ago. (Shhh! Don't tell anyone but its healthy!) Note: I have swapped out lean ground turkey for Ground Boca before, this works fine but if you want to do this I recommend two packets, also don't add the Boca until a few minutes before adding the canned items. Boca doesn't seem to hold up too well in dry, high heat environments.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large chili pot on medium high brown ground turkey.
  2. Drop your temperature, add onions, garlic, bell peppers, and seasoning.
  3. Your mixture will quickly dry up, add the jalapeños and pepper rings (with juice!) for moisture. If that doesn't cut it use the juice from a one of the cans of tomatoes.
  4. Once onions turn translucent again drop your temperature, add all remaining ingredients.
  5. Allow to simmer for at least three hours stirring every 30mins.
  6. If the chili ends up too hot for your or anyone in the family serve with sour cream which will cut the heat. (and make it EVEN BETTER) We also like to add fresh chopped onions and crushed whole wheat crackers on top but this is optional depending on you preferences.
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This was very good! We enjoyed the heat and the flavor. I couldn't locate the chili seasoning suggested so used McCormick's. I cut the recipe in half, used orange peppers instead of green and threw some black eye peas in to complete the full can of black beans (these were leftovers from another recipe). Very yummy chili. Thanks for posting. Made for PC Fall 2008.:)