Skinny Turkey Taco Chili (Crock-pot or Stovetop)




taco turkey chili

This fiber rich chili is absolutely delicious! You can throw it in a crock-pot and forget about it all day! Each serving has 192 calories, 5 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. So versatile, serve it in bowls and let everyone top their own, make stuffed baked potatoes or create taco salads. Whichever way you decide to serve it, it’s so good!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time in Crock Pot: 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat

Cook Time on Stovetop: 1 hour


Ingredients for Chili:

1¼ pounds ground turkey 

2 cups onions, chopped

1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

1 cup frozen corn, not thawed

1 (4 oz) can mild Ortega green chiles

1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon cumin

⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes


Ingredients for Toppings: Optional

Fat-free sour cream or nonfat plain yogurt

Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Crushed reduced-fat tortilla chips

Chopped tomatoes

Shredded lettuce

Salsa

Skinny Ranch Dressing


Instructions

1. To Cook in Crock-pot: Brown ground turkey in a large nonstick pan. Break turkey into pieces while browning. Drain the fat in a colander in the sink. In the crock pot, add the browned turkey, onions, and all the ingredients except topping ingredients. Mix well to combine. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat.

2. To Cook on Stovetop: Brown ground turkey in a large nonstick pan. Break up into pieces while browning. Drain the fat in a colander in the sink Add all the ingredients except topping ingredients. Mix well. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to a simmer, cover and continue to cook for 1 hour.

3. When ready to serve, place 1 cup chili in each bowl. Add the topping of your choice, if desired. Or make stuffed baked potatoes or create taco salads. The optional toppings work great for all these optionals. 

4. This chili freezes great.

Makes 10 cups. Each serving, 1 cup

 

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Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S 6-Quart Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, Digital Timer, Stainless Steel


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
5

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup serving (not including toppings)
192 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 38mg chol, 18g prot, 25g carbs, 6g fiber, 457mg sodium, 3g sugar