RECIPE: Turkey Chili (with two special ingredients)


Nat made this WW zero point turkey chili the other night but didn’t have a lot of the ingredients that they called for in the recipe, so she added a little extra to make it her own! It actually turned out amazinggg, so we thought we’d share it with you!

If you were watching our insta stories, you know there was one secret ingredient mixed in but keep reading for the other 😉


  • 600g lean ground turkey breast

  • Onions (white and green) - chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves - chopped finely

  • Carrots - diced

  • Celery - diced

  • 1 can of corn

  • Olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning

  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tbsp of Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base

  • 400g can of diced tomatoes

  • 1 1/2 tbsp tomato sauce

  • Small piece of dark chocolate (brings a sweetness/richness and lessens the acidity from the tomatoes)

  • Half a beer

  • 240g kidney beans (1 x 400g can - drained) Ps. didn’t have this in the cupboard but it’s optional anyways… Nat’s kids prefer chili without the beans!


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / Gas 4

  2. Line the bottom of a baking tray with parchment paper and add the ground turkey. Cook on the middle shelf for 20 - 30 minutes, stirring every 8 minutes or so (and breaking it up if needed) until browned.

  3. Add olive oil to a large non-stick skillet or frying pan. Add the chopped onions and saute over a medium/low heat until they become soft and brown.

  4. Add the chopped garlic, carrots, celery and corn and saute for another 1-2 minutes.

  5. Stir in the taco seasoning, dried chili flakes and black pepper.

  6. Add the browned meat and mix in a half can of beer.

  7. Stir in the Better Than Bouillon, chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil.

  8. Stir in the drained kidney beans (optional) and reduce heat to a simmer.

  9. Mix in a small piece of dark chocolate.

  10. Simmer for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened.

And there you have it - a delicious chili that the whole family will love… well your kids might only love it because as soon as you tell them there is chocolate in it, they think they’re eating candy for dinner.

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