It's freezing cold outside and you have been walking around campus all day. You finally walk through your door and the tell-all question is: what's for dinner? All you want is something warm and cozy to satisfy your cold blues. This chili recipe will fulfill your every need in 30 minutes. It's simple, spicy, and inexpensive. The best part is that you'll have leftovers for the rest of the week! 

30-Minute Chili

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:25 mins
  • Total Time:30 mins
  • Servings:7
  • Easy


  • 12 oz roasted red peppers chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 16-oz can reduced-sodium black beans drained
  • 16-oz can chili beans undrained
  • 10-oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies undrained
  • 16-oz can salt-free tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat large pot on medium heat for 2-3 min. Chop peppers and onions. Add the oil to the pan.

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  • Step 2

    Place the peppers, onions, and chili powder into pan. Cook until onions are tender.

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  • Step 3

    Add meat and let cook until no pink remains (5-6 min).

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  • Step 4

    Place the remaining ingredients in the pot and simmer for 15 min. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Don't forget to add your favorite toppings like sour cream, cheese, and chives. If you are looking for a healthier option, try swapping sour cream with a greek yogurt and choosing a low-fat dairy option. You can try this recipe with corn bread  for less than $2, or if you are feeling extra adventurous try out some cheesy bread.  Talk about some ooey gooey goodness.