30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili

30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili
  • Yield:serves 4
  • Active time:30 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes
  • Rated: 4.0
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Skillet Suppers: 30-Minute White Bean Turkey Chili

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If you have more time, you can add char the peppers under the broiler or over a gas flame (carefully). Then peel, seed, and chop them once cooled. You can also thicken the liquid by mashing some of the beans with a potato masher, or leave it more broth-like if that's your preference.

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped (about ¾ cup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground white turkey meat
  • 2 cups low-sodium homemade or store-bought chicken broth
  • 1 (15-oz) can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 (4-oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed juice from 1 lime
  • ½ cup cilantro, stems removed and leaves roughly chopped


  1. 1.

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onions, jalapeno, and poblano peppers and a pinch of salt. Stir until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute longer.

  2. 2.

    Add the turkey, gently breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until it just loses its pink color, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the broth, beans, and chilies and bring to a simmer. Using a potato masher, smash some of the beans to thicken the broth. Season with salt and pepper and allow to cook together until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes longer. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro, then ladle into serving bowls.

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