White Bean-Turkey Meatball Chili

Ground turkey is a good choice for meatballs with good flavor and texture but less fat than those made with ground beef and/or pork. A touch of sugar in the chili brings out the flavor of the vegetables.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

MEATBALLS

1
lb. lean ground turkey
1/4
cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4
cup chopped onion
1/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
egg

CHILI

1
medium zucchini, cut into 1x1/4x1/4-inch strips
2
garlic cloves, minced
1
(28-oz.) can whole tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1
(15.5-oz.) can great northern beans, drained
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon cumin
3
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon salt

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  • 1 In medium bowl, combine all meatball ingredients; mix well. Shape into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls.
  • 2 Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine all chili ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add meatballs. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 In medium bowl, combine all meatball ingredients; mix well. Shape into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls.
  • 2 Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned on all sides and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine all chili ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add meatballs. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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A Dutch oven is a heavyweight cooking pot with a lid for slow simmering. The standard size is 5 quarts. Dutch ovens can be cast iron, aluminum alloy or stainless steel, and some have a nonstick finish. Choose a Dutch oven with a heavy bottom, a tight-fitting cover and, if possible, overproof handles. You'll find it's the pot you reach for when preparing stews, chilies, sauces and more.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.