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Turkey Chili in Tortilla Cups

Serve up this lower-calorie version of turkey chili in baked corn tortilla cups for a fun presentation. Top with a dollop of low-fat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. It's a game day dish that will score points with your friends and family.

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  • Servings: 8
Turkey Chili in Tortilla Cups

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2011


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless turkey thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced small
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced small
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder or regular chili powder
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) amber lager beer, such as Dos Equis Amber, or 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Tortilla Cups
  • Low-fat plain Greek yogurt, thinly sliced jalapeno, and diced white onion (optional), for serving


  1. In a large heavy pot, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add turkey and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer turkey to a bowl and pour off juices from pot.

  2. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pot. Add onion and cook until translucent, 4 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, oregano, and chile powder and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add beer and cook, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon, until liquid thickens, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add tomatoes, turkey, beans, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and simmer until chili is dark and thick, 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle 1/2 cup chili into each Tortilla Cup and serve with desired toppings.

Cook's Note

To store, let chili cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 day.

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