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Beet Red Chili

Revisiting last week’s Featured Vegetable Blog post, looking for a fast one-pot meal with high appeal? Try this Beet Red Chili!

This chili goes very well with baked potatoes or sweet potatoes. It’s also fantastic with brown rice, salad, and/or steamed vegetables. The beets add a sweet flavor and bright color. Plus, they contain a lot of nutrients. As mentioned in last week’s article, beets are an excellent source of folate and vitamin B6. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and iron.


1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 mild chili pepper like Anaheim or Poblano, seeded and diced
1 green, red, or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 beet, peeled and diced
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 pound ground lean turkey breast meat
1 pound cooked beans (pinto or of choice), drained and rinsed
2 cups tomato puree


  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Add the oil, onion, and garlic and cook briefly until the garlic has a nutty aroma, about 1 minute.
  • Add the rest of the vegetables and seasonings, cover with a lid and cook until the vegetables are a little tender, about 3 minutes; stir occasionally.
  • Add the turkey, crumbling it into the pan. Stir until it is almost cooked.
  • Add the beans and tomatoes to the rest of the ingredients in the Dutch oven. Stir well, bringing to a boil; lower heat to a simmer and cover the pot.
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are very tender and the meat is cooked through.

Serve hot and add your favorite garnishes.

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The information is for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness. Consult a physician before taking any action.

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