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Quick Cincinnati Chili

Quick Cincinnati ChiliRecipe courtesy of National Turkey Federation.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
8 ounces ground turkey
2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 (26-ounce) jar chunky garden-style pasta sauce
1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and well drained

Optional Toppings: Shredded cheddar cheese, diced sweet onions

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring a large covered pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crumble in ground turkey and add chili powder. Cook, stirring, about 4 minutes, until turkey is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in pasta sauce and beans, bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and gently simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.
  4. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese and diced sweet onions, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 521; Total Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 41mg; Total Carbs: 82g; Protein: 27g; Sodium: 963mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of National Turkey Federation.