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Apple Turkey Chili


  • 2 tsp olive or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Jalapeño pepper, minced, seeded
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 lb Turkey, ground, 97% lean
  • 4 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano leaves
  • 1 15oz can no-salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Apple, mildly tart (such as Ginger Gold, Braeburn or Jonagold), cored and sliced
  • 1 15oz can undrained no-salt-added chili beans in chili sauce
  • 1 14.5oz can undrained no-salt-added small diced tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup Apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 tsp Brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp Reduced-fat or fat-free sour cream


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add onion, jalapeño and garlic; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.
  2. Add ground turkey to onion mixture; cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, breaking turkey in to 3/4-inch crumbles. Stir in salt, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook 30 seconds more. If necessary, drain and discard juices.
  3. Stir in diced apple, black beans, chili beans with sauce, tomatoes, apple cider and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Gently simmer over low to medium-low heat, covered, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency. Ladle the chili into bowls. Top with sour cream. If desired, garnish with apple and lime wedges and cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Makes 8 servings

Per Serving:

Calories: 140, Protein: 10g, Fat: 1.5 g, Carbohydrate: 22g, Sodium 335mg

Author: U.S. Apple Association Date: October 09, 2013