White Bean Chili

White Bean Chili Photo: Romulo Yanes


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large white onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 (4-oz) cans green chilies, rinsed
  • 4 (15-oz) cans white beans, rinsed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon fine cornmeal


1. Heat a 5 1/2- to 6-quart pot over medium high. Add turkey and pepper; cook until brown. Transfer to a bowl.

2. Heat oil in pot over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until soft (10 minutes). Stir in chilies, cumin, and oregano; cook 1 minute. Add turkey, beans, and broth; cook, covered (1 hour).

3. Whisk cornmeal into milk. Add to chili. Serve.

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  • Serve with: reduced-fat cheddar, scallions, cilantro, sliced jalapeño, tortilla chips.
  • Yield: Makes: 8 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups chili)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 456
Fat per serving: 12.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2.5g
Protein per serving: 40g
Carbohydrate per serving: 47g
Fiber per serving: 12g
Cholesterol per serving: 82mg
Iron per serving: 8mg
Sodium per serving: 640mg
Calcium per serving: 202mg

Good to Know

A wintery twist on a classis, this white-bean chili is lower in fat and calories.