Recipe3-Ingredient Chili

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Protein: 24 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 720 mg

This recipe is a game-changer. Hands down, the quickest chili you will ever make—and I promise, it also delivers big on taste. All you need is just three simple ingredients… and 10 minutes later, it’s in the end zone (aka your belly.) This big pot of satisfying comfort food is perfect for tailgates, last-minute get-togethers, hectic weekday dinners… or really anytime you want to treat yourself to a whole lot of yum. There’s no chopping, fussing, or hours of simmering required. If you want to ramp up the classic chili flavors with a boost of smokiness, mix in 2 tablespoons chili powder and 2 teaspoons ground cumin. I suggest starting with less, taking a taste, and then increasing until you hit your preferred amount. I’m really excited for you to try out this delicious hack—I’ve come to use it over and over again with my chili-loving gang!

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This recipe makes 5 cups
  • • 1 pound ground turkey meat (90 to 94% lean)
  • • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa, medium or spicy *
  • • Optional: 2 tablespoons chili powder and 2 teaspoons ground cumin

* Feel free to add more salsa for a saucier chili. 


Mist a wide pot or large skillet with nonstick oil spray and warm over medium-high heat. Brown meat for about 6 minutes, breaking it apart into crumbles as it cooks. Add beans and salsa and mix until everything is well-combined. Lower heat to medium and continue to cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until your chili is warmed through. Taste and add optional chili powder, ground cumin and any other preferred seasonings, if desired.

Serve in bowls with toppings of choice, or create healthy chili dogs by spooning over lean poultry sausages in whole grain buns.

Nutrition provided per cup.

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