Turkey Chili with Kale

Turkey Chili with Kale

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Recipe by Liz Mervosh Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Rev up your chili game with this hearty and healthy twist on the classic. Subbing ground turkey for the beef trims down the saturated fat, while black beans deliver gut-friendly fiber; kale comes in clutch with a healthy dose of vitamin C.


  • 1 Large Bunch Kale, stemmed and torn

  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 Large Sweet Potato, cut into 1/2″ Pieces

  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic

  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey

  • 2 Tbsp No Salt Added Tomato Paste

  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Ancho Chile Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin

  • 1 Tsp Ground Oregano

  • 2 Cups Unsalted Chicken Stock

  • 1 Can (15 Ounce) No Salt Added Tomato Sauce

  • 1 Can (15 Ounce) No salt Added Diced Tomatoes

  • 1 Can (15 Ounce) No Salt Added Black Beans

  • 1 1/4 Tsp Kosher Salt

  • 1 Tsp Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream

  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves

  • Thinly Sliced Jalapeno


  • Preheat broiler on low with oven rack 6 inches from heat source. Place kale pieces on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil; toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer; broil until kale is slightly crisp and browned in spots, about 8 minutes.
  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium Dutch oven over medium. Add sweet potato, onion, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 7 minutes. Add turkey, increase heat to high, and cook, stirring often, until turkey is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, ancho chile powder, cumin, and oregano; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, black beans, salt, vinegar, and kale. Bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Divide chili among 6 bowls; top each with a dollop of sour cream, and garnish with cilantro and jalapeƱos.

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