Paleo Turkey Chili

by danielle on June 16, 2012

I’m a little out of season with this recipe but I love it and wanted to share it! Chili is delicious and filling but may not always be Paleo due to the beans, cheese and whatever else you may add. Here is a healthy version that is 100% gluten free and Paleo!

Paleo turkey chili


-2lbs extra lean ground turkey

-2 cubanelle green peppers, diced

-1/2 red bell pepper, diced

-1 shallot, minced

-3 celery stalks, diced

-1 zucchini, shredded

-1/2 tsp. minced garlic

-28 oz diced tomatoes

-28 oz crushed tomatoes

-2, 4 oz cans diced green chiles

-1 cup beef broth

-tbs. paprika

-3 tsp. chili powder

-2 tsp. cumin

-olive oil


Saute peppers, shallot, celery, and garlic in a saucepan with 2 tsp. of olive oil until tender.

Add zucchini and cook for 3 minutes at medium high heat.

Remove the veggies from the pan and add in another 2 tsp. of olive oil.

Add ground turkey to the pan as well as all of the seasonings and cook until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up the turkey as it is cooking.

Add veggies back into the can along with the 2 cans of tomatoes, the green chiles, and the beef broth at medium heat.

Let simmer on low heat for at least a half hour to an hour.

You can add in as much beef broth as you like, depending on how thick you want the chili to be.

What do you like to eat with your chili? What other comfort foods are you missing on a healthy lifestyle? 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kailey June 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I love chili in either a bread bowl or with a doughy roll :)


danielle June 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Yum that sounds like a great combo!


lauren @ whoelwheatorbust June 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

its not out of season! chili is still bomb served nice and colllddd!


danielle June 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I’ve never tried it cold…will have to try that one :)


Lisa June 17, 2012 at 12:39 am

I always enjoy eating chili type foods in the summer! Haha, I don’t find it weird! This looks so good! I haven’t had chili in way too long!


danielle June 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Glad I’m not the only one! Try the recipe out…hope you like it :)


Maren August 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I love cornbread with my chili! But only on special occasions. :-D


danielle August 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Yum! Sounds delicious!


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