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Apple Saucy Turkey Chili

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onion & pepper mix
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeño pepper (minced, seeded)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (97% lean preferred)
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) au jus mix
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (15 ounce) chili beans in chili sauce (undrained)
  • 1 cup Our Family Garden Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 can (10 ounce) diced tomatoes with green chilies (undrained)
  • 1/4 cup green chilies (diced)


Heat oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add diced onion-green pepper, jalapeño and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Add ground turkey to vegetable mixture; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, until turkey is no longer pink, breaking turkey into crumbles. Stir in au jus powder, chili powder, salt, and cumin; cook 30 seconds more.

Stir in beans, applesauce, tomatoes, and green chilies. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Gently simmer over low to medium-low heat, covered, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency. Ladle chili into bowls.

If desired, top with sour cream and garnish with apple, lime wedges and cilantro.

Serving Additions
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream (or fat-free)
  • thin apple slices
Lori McLain, Denton, TX

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