The Best Healthy Organic Chili ~ #SWBeans


We're three months into the New Year and my goal to eat healthy is still on track, and I have to say that it's been going rather well. So when my family called for chili, a revision to my original recipe was in order. Together with S&W Beans, our healthy organic chili will not only satisfy your chili cravings, but will have you begging for more.

This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.


My husband and I currently have a bet going, "How soon will I fall off the healthy bandwagon kick that I've been on?". While eating healthy has been beneficial to us all as a family, he has been craving red meat, but we made a pact that we would only do lean meats this year, and so far we've been doing amazingly well considering that we've been red meat eaters almost all our lives.

So when my husband challenged me to recreate my famous chili and make it healthier, challenge accepted! First things first, substitute the ground beef! While I could have gone with ground chicken, turkey just seemed a much better alternative. My next dilemma however was, beans or no beans? Personally I don't think chili should be called chili if there are no beans involved, so beans it were!

And when it comes to beans, no one does it better than S&W Beans!


After all when it comes to quality, S&W has been providing us with premium quality beans for over 120 years. If you want premium chili, it first starts with premium beans. For my recipe I chose the S&W Organic Kidney Beans, but it's currently available in three different varieties. They are their premium kidney beans, premium organic kidney beans, and premium kidney beans with 50% less sodium, which is great for those who want to monitor their sodium intake.

I grew up eating red kidney beans. My mother would make her famous rice and beans and stew chicken at least once a week, and kidney beans wasn't just reserved for rice, there were even kidney beans in her delicious bean salad. Kidney beans are a great source of iron, protein and fiber, so you can totally forego using meat in your chili and it would still be healthy, nutritious and delicious!

For my chili, I thought of all the other ways that it could be made healthier, and decided, why not make it organic. After all, if you're going to start eating better, organic is certainly the way to go. Having the organic S&W Kidney Beans on hand made the chili effortless to prepare since it cut back on the cooking time. So without further ado, here's my healthy organic chili recipe.

The Best Healthy Organic Chili

Ingredients:- All organic

2lbs lean ground turkey
2-15oz cans S&W Organic Kidney Beans
1 medium onion diced
3 gloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup water

Garnishes: 
1 green onion, diced
2 avocados sliced


Directions:

Step 1: Begin by adding your olive oil and onions in a pot over medium-low heat, stirring until fragrant and soft.

Step 2: Next add your ground turkey, stirring until it is no longer pink, but brown and cooked. Stir every few minutes to break up the chunks.

Step 3: Once your turkey is browned, add your chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper, and stir until mixed in.

Step 4: Now it's time to add your kidney beans, bell peppers, tomatoes and water.

Step 5: Bring to a boil, then lower your heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until your chili thickens.

Step 6: Taste and adjust your seasonings if necessary.

Step 7: Garnish with your green onions and avocados instead of cheese. Serve and enjoy!

Notes:  If you want to add a little extra kick to your chili, you can add jalapeños directly to the pot or even as a garnish.  I also recommend preparing your chili in a cast iron pot which really brings out the flavor.


Now it's your turn to grab a few cans of S&W Kidney Beans, but first use this coupon for some extra savings, and make your very own healthy organic chili today!

Annmarie John
64 Comments

64 comments:

  1. I agree, chili isn't chili without the beans! This revised recipe sounds awesome. Glad to hear you're staying on track with your healthier eating goals!

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    1. It's been one of the toughest things I've had to do, but I'm getting it done and I'm so proud of myself.

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  2. This looks delicious and I love that you re-created your chili recipe to be healthier. Definitely need to watch my diet here as we are heading into spring. So, I am going to try your healthier chili recipe for us now, too! So, thanks :)

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    1. It's so filling too, you're absolutely going to love it. You can even do it in a slow cooker but I personally prefer doing it on the stove top.

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  3. This chili looks so good. I opt for organic everything whenever possible, so I will definitely be making this. Bonus points for those beans being low sodium!

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    1. It not only LOOKED good, it WAS good! I had 2 bowls and so did hubby. I added some jalapeños that I didn't show in my photos because I love the spice.

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  4. That looks really good. You know, since we moved to Arizona, I've become quite a fan of chili, and I'm always looking for healthier versions to give to my family.

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    1. Well it really doesn't get any healthier than this. My husband used to love the ones in the can, but now prefers my version.

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  5. We eat a lot of beans in our house, being veggie, but I've never come across the S&W ones. I'm going to have to give them a try! :) x

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    1. You can visit their website and see where you can purchase them in your city/town.

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  6. I never used S and W beans before but i think organic is always better to use. That chili looks amazing and i know my kids would love this.

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    1. Organic is always better, but no matter which one you try, you're going to love them all!

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  7. I really like this chili recipe! I like how you broke down the directions and ingredients. I pretty much have all the seasonings, except adobo seasoning.

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    1. You can do without the adobo seasoning, and it's easy to make any chili your own. Just add the spices that you love.

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  8. Chili is a family favorite around here, especially when it is filled with deliciousness! I love that you included a variety of peppers and avocado in your recipe.

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    1. I replaced the cheese for avocado because it's healthier and I just LOVE peppers. However, don't forget the S&W Beans.

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  9. It's been YEARS since I made chili from scratch! Your recipe sounds amazing and simple enough.

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    1. Oh you know me Marielle, I only do simple. If it isn't simple, you won't find it on my site.

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  10. This looks absolutely delicious! I am going to make some chili tomorrow night since they are predicting snow :(

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    1. Chili when it's cold outside is always a good idea. Be sure to pick up a few cans of S&W Beans to make it even better.

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  11. chilli is one of my go-to meals! This looks incredible. I usually use beef so will have to try turkey next time

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    1. Turkey is a much healthier alternative, especially if you're trying to cut down on the amount of red meat that you're eating.

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  12. Now this sounds like a really interesting chilli, I have to admit I've not made myself one in ages but I'm all for healthy so I'm going to give it a whirl!

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    1. You really can't go wrong with this recipe. If you prefer it a little spicier, you can add jalapeños instead of cayenne pepper. I prefer to use veggies for the heat.

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  13. That's great that you are still on track for a healthier 2018, my diet went out the window after about 5 minutes! xo

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    1. I'm laughing about your diet, because that's what I thought would have happened to me, but I persevered. I do snack every once in a while, but so far I've stayed away from meat and have just done chicken and lots of fish this year.

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  14. Oh yummy! I haven't had chili in forever. I Must try to make your recipe idea! This is perfect too because it's organic, we're trying to eat healthier!

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    1. Oh this was really good, you're going to love it and the fact that it's organic is even better. Be sure to get the S&W Organic Kidney Beans though.

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  15. This looks really comforting! Perfect for dinner any night!

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    1. Oh it's a most fulfilling meal for dinner and even better when the nights are cold. You should give it a try.

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  16. I've never been into chili which is a shame as I know how easy it is to make in a good healthy hearty meal x

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    1. Oh no.... you have no idea what you're missing out on. Chili is certainly healthy and hearty and if you make everything fresh from scratch, it's even better.

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  17. I love beans, and having tinned beans is always so useful and handy. I don't think you can make chili without beans, so much so that I have made it just with beans! A great meal with lots of healthy nutrition and always fills the hole.

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    1. Tinned beans makes it so much easier, especially since they're mostly already prepared so that way it cuts down on your cooking time.

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  18. This is ideal, as there is still a cold snap in the air, so a winter warmer chilli is always a good pick x

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    1. Chili is the perfect meal for winter, it warms you and fills you up. You should give this one a try, it was so good.

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  19. oh my gosh that looks amazing. i love homemade chilli as im not a big fan of too much heat so prefer to make my own!

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    1. Oh it's always better to make your own, especially since you know exactly what's in there and you can make it exactly how you like it.

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  20. I love a good bowl of chili. I didn't even know there were organic beans. This looks so good!

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    1. Oh yes S&W Beans makes organic beans and it's the one that I would personally prefer to purchase, however if I can't find that one, I would go for the low sodium.

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  21. Such pretty photos of what is surely a delicious meal. I love chili in all forms. One thing I can see is that I can take or leave most of it - the onions, the beef, whatever. I ALWAYS need beans, though. And cheese.

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    1. Thank you Tamara. Just like you, I ALWAYS need the beans in my chili, after all chili isn't chili unless you have beans. Substituting cheese for avocado is a great alternative.

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  22. My goodness, this chili looks and sound delicious :) and it's an added bonus that the recipe is so simple and easy to follow x

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    1. Hi Becca, it is delicious and I'm all about easy to follow simple recipes. As a mother we don't have much time during the day so getting in and out the kitchen is what it's all about.

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  23. We love S&W beans and cook our chilli with those beans too. Your chilli photo looks amazing and its making me want to go make some right now.

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    1. Oh you should certainly give it a try, it was amazing! I think if you're going to make chili, it should certainly be S&W Beans.

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  24. A healthy chili recipe? I am impressed that chili can be healthy, organic and delicious! Thanks for the recipe idea. I need those bowls! lol

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    1. Girl, Tat, you know exactly where I got those bowls!! It's from our favorite store, I went in there and stocked up on bowls the other day. And yes, chili can finally be healthy, organic and still delicious.

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  25. I love chilli but have never seen it as the healthy option but this looks and sounds great

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    1. That's because you can switch out beef to a leaner meat, use fresh and organic ingredients and skip the cheese that most people use.

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  26. This looks yummy! I’m working on healthy recipes and will definitely add this

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    1. It was yummy, you should totally add this one to your recipe list, you and your family would love it.

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  27. Looks yummy, I love kidney beans I totally unappreciated staple in most pantry’s

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    1. I always keep a few cans in my pantry, since I'm Caribbean-American, we eat a lot of rice and beans, rice and peas, so keeping kidney beans around is a must.

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  28. Ooh we love chilli in our house! My husband has started using turkey mince, I'll have to share this recipe with him

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    1. To be honest, turkey is a much better alternative to beef and we've been using chicken and turkey a lot more lately. I hope you're able to make it.

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  29. Looks amazing. I love discovering new recipes like this x

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    1. I'm happy I was able to introduce a new recipe to you as well. Have you heard of S&W Beans before now?

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  30. I love kidney beans in chilli! My sister isn't a fan though so we often have to replace them with a can of baked beans which just isn't the same!!

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    1. Oh no... I can't imagine substituting kidney beans for baked beans in my chili, you're right, it just wouldn't be the same.

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  31. Chilli is one of my all time favourite foods, just something about the nice heat and the beans just make it feel like a proper homey meal x

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    1. Chili is one of mine too and I can never get enough of it. Since the kids don't like the heat, I add jalapeños to mine directly so I can have that extra heat.

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  32. I am not a big fan of chilli, I sometimes wish I did like it, it looks and sounds great! But tried lots of time and not for me.

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  33. I just love chili! I made this recipe the other night and it was simply delicious. Even the kids went back for seconds. I loved using ground turkey instead of ground beef. Gave it more flavor! This is going in my favorites!

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