Recipe of the Week

As the dreary, gray and bitter cold Wisconsin weather seeps into my bones, I was thrilled to re-discover Chef Curtis Stone's recipe for Turkey and Vegetable Chili that was shared on a previous episode of my favorite weight loss reality show, The Biggest Loser.

It definitely perks me up and helps put some warmth back into my body!

But then again, just gazing at Chef Curtis Stone's dreamy-ness does wonders for a girl too! :)

Chef Curtis Stone's Turkey and Vegetable Chili


For the chili:
  • 1-½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, medium diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small red chili, seeded and small diced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and small diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, medium diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and medium dice
  • 12 ounces 1% lean ground turkey
  • 4 medium size ripe tomatoes, medium diced
  • 8 oz cooked white or black beans
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup plain fat free Greek style yogurt
  • Micro cilantro to garnish, (can substitute with chopped chives or chopped cilantro)


  • Place a large saute pan over medium high heat, then drizzle with the oil.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and red chili and sauté for 2 minutes, or until tender.
  • Sprinkle the cumin over the onion mix and stir well, then add the carrot, celery, and bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the vegetables begin to get tender.
  • In a separate saute pan, brown the turkey in the remaining oil over medium high heat, then transfer to the vegetable mix.
  • Add the tomatoes and the beans and cook for a further 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the tomatoes have broken down and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Stir in the spinach and remove from the heat.
  • Season the chili to taste with freshly ground black pepper
  • Spoon the chili into serving dishes
  • Spoon a tablespoon of the yogurt onto each garnish with the micro cilantro and serve.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories 280
Total Fat 7g
Sat Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 120mg
Total Carb 28g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugar 7g
Protein 29g


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