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Turkey-Lentil Chili Recipe
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Turkey-Lentil Chili

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Original recipe makes 3 quarts Change Servings

Directions

  1. Bring lentils and vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, celery, and sausage; cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, thyme, and red pepper flakes; cook 5 minutes more.
  3. Stir the sausage mixture into the simmering lentils. Continue simmering until the lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped parsley to serve.
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  • PREP 35 mins
  • COOK 35 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 04, 2008

We all enjoyed this tremendously - I used one pound of ground turkey (not sausage), two cans of diced chili-ready tomatoes and added carrots. I found that I needed more broth to thin it up a bit - ended up adding two more cups. I also felt it needed lots more cumin, salt, and pepper. We served with whole wheat naan bread and everyone cleaned their bowls! Very healthy dish - good for your heart!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2012

This was easy to make and it made enough for my boyfriend and I to eat dinner and both have lunch for 2 more days. Instead of turkey, I used meatless crumbles and it was still very good.

 
Sep 06, 2008

My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. It was hearty enough without being overly heavy and the flavor was good, but not too strong. I made the recipe without any modifications and I would make it the same way again.

 
Feb 10, 2008

I thought this was a really nice recipe. I am not a big fan of pork sausage, but I did like the turkey sausage. I omitted the celery as I also don't care for celery. And I cut down on the garlic by 1/2. I love garlic, but I think you would have only tasted garlic had I put in the full amount called for. I also lightened it up a bit by adding a little chicken stock, as indeed, it is very thick. And I used sour cream instead of yogurt. But dang! This was pretty good!! Served it with warm crusty sour dough rolls, and it was a very full meal. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing.

 
Oct 21, 2008

We LOVED this recipe. I made it for my husband and I thinking my kids wouldn't eat it, but they and their friends all had seconds and thirds!

 
Jan 13, 2011

Loved it. I chopped up two red bell peppers and added them to the vegetables and they added a delicious flavor.

 
Nov 22, 2010

I didn't have any turkey sausage, so I used some grilled chicken breasts instead. The chili was a hit at my school's chili cookoff!

 
Jun 15, 2010

This was very, very good. I only had one cup of Lentils so I added a cup of split green peas. This was a great addition. I also used only 1 quarts broth instead of2 to get a thicker chili. I also added a little corn to give a nice sweet crunch

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 240 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 11.1 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 670 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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