Prize Winning Chili!! And Healthy Too!

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This Chili recipe won a prize at my husband’s work Chili Cook Off.  It is a variation of the Three Amigos Chili from the ABS diet recipe from Men’s Health Magazine.  It is our go-to Chili recipe.  Packed full of delicious good things and healthy too.

Prize Winning Chili

1 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 medium onion chopped small

3 medium carrots chopped small

4 sticks of celery chopped small

3 cloves garlic minced fine

1 Tbsp ground cumin

2 tsps ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp ground coriander

1 tsp black pepper

2 tsps Chili powder (smoked or Ancho Chili pepper)

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 large can diced tomatoes

2 jars  tomato sauce

2 cups chicken broth

1 can rinsed drained chickpeas

1 can black beans with juice

1 can red kidney beans with juice

1 can rinsed drained white kidney or navy beans

1 can rinsed drained corn niblets

1 chopped red, yellow or orange pepper or mix of all three

hot sauce to taste

In a large Dutch oven with lid, heat oil over medium heat.  Add onions, carrots and celery.  Sauté until onion is translucent.


Add ground turkey and brown until no longer pink.  Add garlic and spices up to cocoa powder and stir to coat vegetables and meat.  Add rest of ingredients and stir.  Simmer on top of stove or in oven at 350 degrees F for an hour.  This Chili is great served with steamed rice, fresh chopped cilantro and grated cheese.  A side salad of tomatoes, cucumbers and avocado dressed with oil and lime juice and cilantro is superb with this dinner.


This Chili gets better the next day as the flavours continue to meld.  Cheers, Michele

2 thoughts on “Prize Winning Chili!! And Healthy Too!

    Tammy said:
    February 16, 2016 at 09:22

    Looks good

      MicheleBrunskill responded:
      February 16, 2016 at 09:46

      It is good. Hope you enjoy.

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