Turkey Chili (High Fiber, Low-Calorie and Low-Fat)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

After an evening of Cajun-Style BBQ Shrimp and Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, I felt like I needed to unclog my arteries a bit and came up with this delicious recipe for chili. I know the ingredients sound like an odd combination, but it is delicious and healthy for you. You can make this big batch and freeze some for later.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground turkey and drain. Add the taco seasonings, garlic salt and stir until spices are fragrant.
  2. Add celery and onions and cook until they are softened.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer.
  4. Cook until the lentils and barley are tender, about an hour or so.
  5. You may want to add more water so that the chili is the consistency you like.
  6. This freezes very well.
  7. One serving is 1 cup.
Most Helpful

This was wonderful. My DH who DOES NIT LIKE BEANS loved it so much he took leftovers to work this morning. The only thing I omitted was the cilantro. Just because I didn't have any. Great job.

lisa.clairemont February 06, 2009

I liked this a lot, it's good chili, and I like the lentils and barley in it! The reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is the garlic salt. There's a fine line between just salty enough and too salty, and I feel like one tablespoon of garlic salt kicked this chili over that line. I am going to make it again, but I think that next time, I'll just add some minced garlic and skip the garlic salt. (also, step 2 says to add celery and onions, but celery isn't in the ingredient list...)

Rai October 23, 2007