Taco chili is perfect for a busy weeknight. You can have dinner prepped and on the table in under an hour, and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This is a great substitute for boxed dinners that claim to offer the same convenience, but are loaded with chemicals and processed ingredients. Our taco chili is perfect for a big family meal or even when you are dining alone.
We love a great Mexican dish, especially when it is the cleaned up version of a classic favorite. Mexican food is delicious, but sometimes it tends to be a little full of saturated fat. This taco recipe puts on a spin on an original – chili – but adds an extra Mexican flair. It’s a little spicy, so if you are used to mild chili recipes, you’ll need to tone it down a bit. Rest assured, though, if you can handle the spice, it is well worth it. Spicy foods tend to offer health benefits not found in their mild counterparts. Peppers are filled with capsaicin and offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
If you are looking for other healthy Mexican favorites, check out our recipes for chicken tacos. Our homemade whole grain tortillas and SkinnyMs. taco seasoning recipes are also big hits Mexican food fans.
Yields: 16 cups | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 155 | Total Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Sodium: 336 mg | Carbohydrates: 17 gm | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 11 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2 |
- 1 large red onion, diced
- 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 1/2 pound ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon. olive oil
- 1 tablespoon. garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon. onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce, no sugar added
- 1 pound frozen corn, organic sweet corn is best
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, no sugar added
- 1/2 pound no sugar added corn chips, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- In a large soup pot, warm your olive oil and then sauté the onions and bell pepper.
- Stir in the turkey meat and brown. Add everything except the black beans and corn chips crumbs (if using) and cook until the meat is done.
- If you wish the chili to have a less chunky texture, simply use an immersion blender to blend it up a bit (as we did in the photo above).
- Then stir in your black beans and chips and serve.
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