Feb 8, 2011

Turkey Chili Taco Soup




On those rare occasions I don't bring leftovers for lunch at work, I always buy the Turkey Chili Soup from Fresh and Co. It's light and healthy and one cup always fills me up.

Now I know I have quite a few chili recipes on my site, but this one is perfect when you need a quick meal. Courtesy of my friend Julia, of Julia's Healthy Italian Cooking. If you've been following me for a while, you'll know some of her recipes, Filetto di Pomodoro, Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables, Pasta con Sarde are just a few of her recipes featured here on Skinnytaste. She's an amazing cook, a working mother of four, and always cooks her family quick healthy meals made from scratch. This soup is a super easy to make and is ready in less than 20 minutes.

For a thinner soup add more broth, or you can leave the broth out and you have yourself a bowl of chili. Don't you love recipes that can be so versatile?



Turkey Chili Taco Soup
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 9 Size: 1-1/4 cups Old Points: 3 pts Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 198.8 • Fat: 1.4 gCarb: 29.7 g • Fiber: 7.0 g  Protein: 19.5 g

Ingredients:
 
  • 1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 15 oz canned or frozen corn, drained
  • 15 oz kidney beans, drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 16 oz fat free refried beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (you can use 40& less sodium)
  • 2 1/2 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth
Directions:

In a large pot, brown turkey on medium heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When cooked through, add onions and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer about 10-15 minutes.

Serve with a few baked tortilla chips and your favorite toppings such as low fat sour cream, jalapeños, reduced fat cheese, chopped scallions,  onions, or chopped fresh cilantro. Freeze leftovers in individual portions for future meals.

215 comments :

  1. This looks soooo yummy right now!!

    kisses
    Heather

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  2. Can't wait to try it! I absolutely love your blog... trying out your recipes has become my new mini-obsession! I just love how you make everything lighter and healthier! In the last week and a half, we have made your Skinny Tuna Casserole, Lighter Mac-n-Cheese, and tonight we tried your Lighter Eggplant Parmesan! YUM! :)

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  3. this looks yummy. all of the recipes i've made so far have been a hit.

    tiffany in texas

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  4. Looks amazing! :-) Besides, you never can have too many chili recipes! :-)

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  5. Making this tomorrow but w/ honimy instead of corn. Yummy!

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  6. I can never find leaner then 95% lean where do you buy it from? I don't know if we have the same stores because I live in Utah but just curious...

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  7. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I love chili, but rarely make it because the recipes that I have takes forever! I like how this is quick, and simple:)

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  8. This looks like a great recipe! Can't wait to try it!

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  9. Jenny-o and Shadybrook Farms carry 99% lean. The points might be the same for 95% lean.

    My one year old loved this, you can adjust it to your liking, play around with different beans, add chipotle peppers or jalapeño if you like it spicy!

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  10. Oh this sounds yummy! I've been waiting to find a good recipe that I can use my homemade taco seasoning with. thanks :)

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  11. Just what I need to warm me up! I love that this nutritionally fits into my low carb/low fat/high protein diet for my PCOS. Keep them coming!

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  12. My daughter who currently lives in the Dominican Republic, was home at Christmas and shared your site with me. I subscribed and have been planning a couple meals each week since then from your collection. Thank you and know that I have shared these wonderful recipes with others too! Thank you for your willingness to help others.

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  13. Jodi, I have cousins who live there! I'm thinking of visiting them and taking advantage of the DR sun!

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  14. This looks incredible. I'm a bit skeptical about the refried beans, but I'm going to give it a try. I love making soup/chili on Sundays and bringing the leftovers into work the next week.

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  15. Gina, I love turkey soup and was planning on making it this week anyway! Your recipe looks just scrumptious, and so warm. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  16. Because this is a "quick" chili, the refried beans give it that creamy consistency you get from letting your chili simmer all day. You could probably just use a can of your favorite bean and puree it in the blender if you prefer.

    Great Georgia!

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  17. Chili is the perfect food IMHO. I love turkey chile w lots of veggies, Yum!

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  18. I love taco soup! My recipe also has a can of hominy and uses black beans instead of refried beans. This is a very adaptable recipe.

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  19. We had this for supper tonight, and the hubby loved it! Thanks!

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  20. Gina, this is probably one of my favorites of your chili recipies! I used lean ground beef instead of turkey, used the whole can of tomato sauce and only one can of chicken broth, and I made my own taco seasonings so it definitely had a kick to it! I added 2% Mexican cheese, cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream. Amazing! I was nervous about using the refried beans but it was sooo good! I also made the cornmeal cake to go with it! :)

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  21. I made turkey chili this week, too! I love how you can use whatever suits your palate and your pantry. I love the addition of refried beans to thicken this version up!

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  22. I made this for dinner tonight and WOW. It had so much flavor I did not feel like I was eating something good for me at all. The changes I made were: I used refried black beans (just because I love them), I didn't use corn (because I totally forgot - just found the package on the counter 5 minutes ago), and I used hot taco seasoning. I used maybe a cup of the chicken broth to get it to the thick and hearty consistency I like. The heat was definitely borderline too much, but once I added a dollop of sour cream it was perfect. I only cook for myself, but I am actually excited for once to eat all the leftovers!

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  23. Are you sure this is only 5 points? I put this recipe into the recipe builder on weight watchers and it calculated each serving as 7 points.

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  24. I made this last night. Super easy to make, and really great flavor. Thanks for the recipe. .Enjoy your blog.

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  25. Not only was this delish, it was filling which made it easy to eat the proper serving size! Great leftovers for lunch today.

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  26. Gina- thank you for continuing to post the old points, I just cant convert over - I have done so well with the old points system I don't want to change.THANKS!

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  27. Made it tonight and used black beans instead of kidney. BEST TACO SOUP EVER and SO easy! Thank you!

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  28. made this tonight, so quick and easy and best of all delicious!i used lean ground beef so that uped the points to 6 points(old program) per serving(hope my math is right) i did add a few dashes cumin and adobo at the end for a little more flavor but other than that everything else was the same. top with cheese, sour cream,and with tortilla chips was the perfect way to eat this!

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  29. I made this tonight as well, I topped it with reduced fat cheese, fat free sour cream, and fresh cilantro, yum!! I also used black beans instead of kidney beans. I added the ingredients I used to the recipe builder and it did come out to be 5 points prior to adding the sour cream and cheese (for the poster above who was concerned). Thanks so much for your recipes Gina! This is the second one I made this week and they are definitely helping me stay on track :)

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  30. Made this last night and we loved it...I did add some additional chili powder but all in all it was a big hit....thanks for all of your great recipies.

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  31. That picture looks delicious. I will be making this on saturday. Thanks for sharing.

    Dianne.

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  32. Isn't this great and filling!! Yes, this is 5 points plus, and Thanks Candice for confirming that!

    Love all your variations, avocado on top will be a must next time I make this!

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  33. Vegan Option- I made the Turkey Chili Taco Soup (with 2 changes) and it was wonderful. I used 3 cups of cooked lentils in place of the turkey meat and added my own spices instead of the taco seasoning. My body has real issues with sodium and even the reduced sodium was too much for me. I tasted it and was happy with the result. While I was setting the table my eighteen year old niece showed up with three of her friends. They ate the chili soup- yes all of it !! They topped it with fat free yogurt and hot sauce. Thank you for a healthy economical recipe that even the teenagers will eat.
    Joan Taylor

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  34. i was wondering what kind of chips those are in the picture? the chili looks really yummy! love you blog!!!

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  35. OMG, I just had to comment and tell you how much I loved this recipe. I was reluctant to make it because I have a chili recipe I use alot and love, but this was so easy, so good, and so different than my usual chili. It was the perfect combo of tasting fresh and tasting so flavorful like it had been cooking all day. Not sure how you do it, but keep up the good recipes. LOVED this one.

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  36. I made this today, and it was good. I did add some chipotle tabasco for an subtle smokey flavor and i was great. Thanks.

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  37. just wanted to say I had done the math wrong when I made this and im so excited that even with using 96/4 lean ground beef this still only comes out to 4 points(old plan) per serving! this so good im making it again tonight so i can freeze a bunch of portions!

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  38. The tortilla chips are Rice Works, they are actually made of rice. Love them!

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  39. I made this last night and it was excellent. Very easy and great flavor. This one's a keeper!
    Thanks!!!

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  40. Thanks for sharing,I used 3 cups of cooked lentils in place of the turkey meat and added my own spices instead of the taco seasoning. My body has real issues with sodium and even the reduced sodium was too much for me. I tasted it and was happy with the result. While I was setting the table my eighteen year old niece showed up with three of her friends.

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  41. This looks amazing! Gina, how would the points/servings change if I leave out the chicken broth and make it as a chili? Thanks!

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  42. ThE points remain the same. The serving size would be one cup.

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  43. This was delicious thanks, and lovely reheated the following day

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  44. I made this for friends for a nice lunch & it was really good. I made the Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili last week and was surprised how different these were. I think it was the refried beans. Very good & definitely a keeper! :)

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  45. OMG SO GOOD! I actually fwded this to my SIL and to my BFF. AMAZING! Hubby didn't know it was 'diet food.'.

    I don't follow WW--just try and eat healthyish. I have made this 2x and OMG YUM ALERT!!!!

    I'd never know it was WW. The changes I made were: 2 full cans of low sodium chicken broth (about 3.5-4 cups), a whole lime squeezed into the finished soup, and some low fat cheese and chopped cilantro on the dishes when served. The second time I used 95% lean beef but surprisingly, I preferred the turkey. I didn't use lean turkey, just regular ground turkey.

    I only cook for myself and hubby, but we demolished this. I am actually excited to eat my frozen leftovers for lunch.

    TY GINA! This was FAST and DELICIOUS!

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  46. Gwyn, yes very different! Both yummy!

    Jennistar- love adding lime and cilantro to my soup! Thanks for your comment!!

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  47. I liked this chili/soup quite a bit and my husband finished two bowls of it! I also increased the amount of broth I used to 3 cups and, as a result, had to add a little extra chili powder along with the package of taco seasoning. Really quick and tasty!

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  48. I made this last night and it was delicious. I squeezed just a bit of lime over it and put in a tbsp of sour cream, reduced fat cheddar, and scallions. The scallions and lime were great (had them on hand because I also made the cilantro dressing from your site, which went great over lettuce as a side salad to this meal.) I added tomato paste because I found the soupiness unappealing and I'm a huge chili fan. The refried beans in this added an unusual taste that I liked a lot.
    I also mixed in 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves for added nutrition. I do that to any food whose taste is so good that it can stand up to spinach, and this meal was definitely good enough!
    I had leftovers for lunch today- great!- and froze two portions. Just the right size.
    What I really like about this meal is that it satisfies my craving for Mexican food, especially when I have the salad with cilantro dressing with it- the jalapeno has a great kick!
    And it was SO fast and easy to make.

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  49. This doesn't just look yummy but it's yummy too!! I took out the onions and the green peppers to share with my daughter (4 y/o) and she loved it too!! We will definitely have it again. =)Thank you for sharing.

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  50. I have made this three times in 2 weeks. My husband LOVES it! The consistency is thick and satisfying and the flavor is outstanding.It makes a great main dish with a salad or for lunch. Keep up the great work. Martha

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  51. My family loves this recipe. It is very good leftover for lunches too. Thanks!

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  52. So glad you all like it! I love scallions, they are always in my house so I'm sure they were great with this.

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  53. I made this last night and it was delicous! I also made your cheddar biscuts to go with it, and just a great dinner. Even my leftover-hating husband (I know crazy right? I love leftovers!) said he was going to take some in to work! Thanks again for your recipes they are great and your website has become my go-to site for that never ending question: "what's for dinner?" haha!

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  54. I recently joined WW and found your website on the WW facebook page. I tried this recipe out for Dinner tonight and my 7 year old loved it! It was delish and so easy to make! I am so excited to try lots of your recipes.. Thank you!

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  55. This one was last night's dish... I made it with some cheesy cornbread muffins that I found, (I think) on hungry girl's website... they were ok... but the soup was GREAT! I found your corncake... do you have a cornbread recipe? or can you? :) I'd LOVE to have a good one for all these wonderful Chili's that are so healthy and tasty.

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  56. Andi, I'll have to work on that!

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  57. Thanks Gina, this recipe has been a huge hit in my household. It's so easy too!

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  58. Fantastic recipe! SOOO glad I happend to find your blog yesterday. Picked out dinners for the entire week and this was on the menu for last night! Can't believe how quick and tasty this came out! The only thing I added was a can of pinquitos beans. Can't wait to try the next recipes. :)

    Hope you don't mind that I do a reblog with big kudos to you!

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  59. Thank you!! I'm happy you enjoyed it!!

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  60. Love the soup! I just stumbled across your website, so many great recipes that include things in our pantry! I had been making the same WW meals, now thus gives me more motivation!
    Delicious :)

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  61. This is the first recipe I tried from this fabulous site and I am hooked! I left out the chicken broth to keep it more a chili consistency (I added about 1/3 bottle of light beer and a jalapeno to give it a little oomph!). PERFECT chili recipe. Thanks!

    Onto the zucchini, turkey burgers.

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  62. I have made this 3 times and each time is better than the time before. You can not tell it's low points nor can you tell it's turkey. Hubby loves it and used it on company and they loved it also. Enjoy!

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  63. Just made this soup!!! My husband and I LOVED it!! We did light sour cream and shredded cheese for 8 points total...mmm this blog is a favorite site now!

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  64. I made this for the first time tonight. I added diced jalapenos, an extra can of tomato sauce and a can of diced green chiles (none of that changes the points value). This was AMAZINGLY good. I will make this again for sure! Thank you!

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  65. This is simmering on my stove as I type. Can't wait to try it. It looks lovely!

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  66. Nearly fell out of my seat, this was SO delicious!!!!

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  67. This soup is fabulous....I love the addition of the refried beans.

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  68. This is so ridiculously good! I can't believe how many servings it makes and its wicked cheap! My roommate wanted to try it, then ended up having a whole bowl it was so good. Thumbs up to this recipe, it is definitely a keeper!

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  69. This is the best chili ever! I've made your chicken chili as well and I like this one over the other. This was really.... I would have to agree with what Sarah said. Nearly fell outta my seat too.... love that it is creamy

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  70. i made this last night. so easy! i added salt & pepper to the turkey while browning and some minced garlic with the onions. i didn't include the green pepper and subbed black beans for refried. it is delicioso!

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  71. I am going to be adding this to my calendar of meals for April. But I have one question... for the "refried beans", is this literally a can of refried beans, or is there something I'm missing? I just never thought of putting a can of refried beans in my chili... I want to make sure I make it right!

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  72. Yes, a can of fat free re-fried beans.

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  73. Just made this for lunch today! I'm not a chef or cook or baker at all, but this was easy peasy. I was skeptical about the refried beans too, but once I put it all together it was magical :) Thanks for the great recipe!!

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  74. I don't know if I've already posted on here, but in case I didn't I must say this recipe is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
    My favorite recipe of yours so far!! It is amazing how many amazing recipes you have come up with!! Thank you for sharing!

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  75. Made this over the weekend with a friend who is also doing WW. We LOVED it111 So much flavor, and the refried beans were great! We thought it was weird to add them, but loved it!!

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  76. Thank you SO much for posting this recipe Gina! I have made it twice now and it's turned out fantastic both times. The only thing I added was a teaspoon of chicken boullion crystals and a tablespoon of chili seasoning. All I can say is AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!

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  77. I love this recipe!!!! It is soooooo yummy! I made it tonight and am taking the left overs to work to share!

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  78. I'm very excited to make this tonihgt, but what kind of tomato sauce do you reccommend?

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  79. Anything that does not have basil!

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  80. How many points would it be w/o the corn?

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  81. I made this last night for a group of friends and we all loved it!!! Thank you so much for the recipe!! :D

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  82. I just made this recipe, and it came out great! It was delicious and SOOOO easy to make! Thank you so much for giving us healthy alternatives that are quick and easy!

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  83. Gina, this is such a great recipe. I have it at least once a week and can't get over how filling it is. While it would be hard to choose my favorite of your many recipes, this one is right up there! A real keeper. Thanks so much!

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  84. I love this for lunch. This is a perfect recipe to make ahead and freeze in portions!

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  85. I have recently joined Weight Watchers, and last night I made this recipe. It's delicious! Tastes just like my old taco soup, but without all the fat and salt!

    Thank you for posting this one!

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  86. how many points plus if you use ground beef 4%? can i subbitute the corn for a can of pinto beans? how many points plus will it be!what is the serving size?please help!new to the points plus!!thanks so much!
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  87. Tonight I made this recipe for my family and it was AWESOME! My husband loved it!!!! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes! I have tried several and I am going to continue to try more. Please, Please write a cookbook!!!!! It would be a best seller!!!!

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  88. This is EXCELLENT! Very easy and flavorful. I added a dollop of lowfat sourcream and 2% cheddar on top...OUT OF THIS WORLD

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  89. Another Skinnytaste success! My boyfriend told me if all the things I made for WW were this good - he was totally on board! I added a dollop of 0% Greek yogurt and shredded fat free cheddar. Yum yum yum.

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  90. This was SO good! I used a little less broth, only 2 cups and let cook down a little because I really wanted it to be more of a thick chili than a soup. All the same, delicious!! Will make again and again! LOVE the refried beans in this, adds a delicious different texture to the broth! Yum!

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  91. GINA!!! This chili is so tasty and so easy! I am new to cooking instead of calling take out every night and this was a perfect start to my new adventure. Also, the nine servings allowed me to share the goodness with my fam. My Dad would like me to tell you that this is "the best chili I've ever had and I've had a lot of chili in my long life." Thank you so much for sharing healthy recipes and demystifying the art of cooking for girls like me. ;)

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  92. I'm so happy you all liked it!!! :)

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  93. Jen Lepley-Callan9/18/11, 4:07 PM

    Simmering on the stove now, the taste test rocks! I used to put refried beans in my taco meat to hide the beans for my son...now he loves beans. I didn't have any rotel on hand (which shocked me), so I used to herdez salsa and I made my own batch of taco seasoning. Can't wait for dinner. Perfect football Sunday meal.

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  94. Great easy recipe! I spiced it a bit with hot sauce and LOVED it. You are amazingly creative and very talented! My family has lost 130 lbs. since January 2011 and your recipes have been a major part of the ease of it. Thank you!

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  95. I came across your site yesterday and everything looks so amazingly good... Made this one for dinner tonight - so easy and yummy. I subbed in black beans and plan to add some chopped jalapeno next time. I'm trying to wean myself from frozen diet meals and I think your site will be a great help. My husband who has no need for WW loved it too (he ate 4 servings!!!) and I have 4 servings left for the freezer. Thanks so much!

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  96. This was so good and so very filling! Awesome leftovers. We doubled it and froze into individual portions and my fiancee can't stop eating it! Making another double batch this weekend!

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  97. Made a quadruple batch for a church family event the other day. The turkey taco soup beat out the hamburger soup in popularity! I made it the day before and warmed it up in an electric roaster. SO great for a large group... a definite hit!

    Several people came back for seconds.

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  98. I have to second an earlier comment - I would be in heaven if you posted a cornbread recipe! Especially now that it's gotten colder (at least here) and chili is definitely starting to sound good...

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  99. This is one of my all time FAVES from skinnytaste! I'm off at college, and I often do not have time to cook every night! This meal is fast, and it lasts me a few meals!

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  100. Would there be a way to make this in the slow cooker?

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  101. I made this for my family, tonight, and it was a HUGE hit! I added 16 oz. of tomato sauce (out of habit) and chopped up two bell peppers and put it in the crockpot...other than that, I followed the recipe to a "T." It was quite delicious and will make again!

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  102. Wow! This chili is amazing! I was really hesitant about the refried beans, but they are definitely a must in this chili! I used ground chicken rather than ground turkey because I prefer the taste better and it turned out really well! It also refrigerates great so I had leftovers for lunch the next day! There hasn't been a recipe on here that has failed me yet!

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  103. Made this today—FANTASTIC! I added chopped celery and used vegetarian refried beans. Loved it! I just found your site and LOVE it!

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  104. Made this tonight for dinner, my son asked for seconds. It is so simple to make and so full of flavor! Thank you for making it so easy to stay on my points plus plan :) I served this with some baked scoop chips. 14 chips for 3p+.

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  105. I made this for dinner and loved it!!! Another one of your recipes that I will be making again. Thank You Gina !!!
    Ann Marie

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  106. This looks delicious and I plan to try it this weekend but I am not a big fan of beans and am hesitant on the refried beans...would it alter the taste a lot if I were to leave them out?

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  107. Just made this. Wow! I made a double batch and it is so amazing. Thanks so much for this recipe!
    -Kristen

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  108. made this in the crockpot last night. i added garlic, a little splenda, and some adobo to the recipe. it was delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make. this will be on my regular rotation. thank you again for another low cal, healthy, delicious recipie.

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  109. This is fantastic. I used ground turkey breast (just my preference) and it tastes great

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  110. Hi Gina! I made this as a chili last night for a Chili Cook off we had at work today and I won first place! I'm directing everyone to your website for the recipe. My only comment is about bringing this to a boil. I did that and maybe because my pot was so deep but it burned at the bottom and I had to switch everything out so it wasn't completely scorched. It could just be me but next time I'm going to let it simmer slowly :) Thanks for the great recipe!

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  111. I made this yesterday so I would have soup to keep me on track this week. It is SO YUMMY! Thanks Gina for all your help on my weight loss journey!

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  112. I made this and loved it and my boyfriend who hates lean ground turkey and anything healthy thought it was delicious too! It made great leftovers and lasted a couple days! I definitely recommend this!

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  113. Susan Jones1/5/12, 6:01 PM

    I just finished making my first pot of this soup....oh my goodness, it is SO delicious! Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe. It is so easy and quick to make. I have a feeling that I will be making LOTS of this soup ~~ I can't wait to make it for friends and family, but for now, this pot is all mine!!! Yum!!!!

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  114. I shall be making this. But, it is so easy to make your own Mexican seasoning (1tsp cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp paprika, 1tsp onion power, 1 tsp garlic granules, 1tsp fructose sugar – you could use normal sugar, 2tsp chipotle flakes or 1 tsp chili powder (make it as spicy or mild as you like).)

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  115. Made this for dinner tonight, OMG so good and my husband and kids loved it! This website has changed our lives not only are we eating better but we have added all of these new wonderful receipes into our family favs! Thanks Gina!

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  116. This soup is AMAZING! Made it tonight and it was so good! This is going to be a staple in my house. Thank you, Gina!

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  117. I made this tonight and EVERYONE loved it even the kids I was shocked. I added a can of black beans as well as I love beans. I could not find the turkey 1.3 lbs all the frozen tubes are 1 lb. was your turkey fresh?

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  118. Made this tonight and it was better than I expected. Very tasty! I havent made anything from this blog that wasnt good. Thanks Gina!

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  119. Besides the good food..what I love is the serving info. Most recipes say 5 points/serving but they never tell you what the serving size is so you are still in the dark. All these recipes give the serving size! Love that.

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  120. This soup is amazing!! It tasted so good and was super easy to make. Thank you!!

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  121. Made this for dinner and it was a hit. I had to use ground chicken because I could not find turkey. Thank you for the recipe.

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  122. This was really, really good!! I used to cook a recipe that took hours and used over 25 ingredients (includes spices) - but this is my go-to now!! My 2 year old twins and 5 year old even loved it, 5 year old loved it so much he asked for it to be his "birthday dinner" this year!! Thanks for another great recipe!!

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  123. My husband likes me to make a soup once a week. So around 3:00 pm, I was frantically looking for a recipe because most of them require all day in the crock pot. This one was fast and easy! And delicious as usual!

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  124. The only thing I would add is about the calorie count. I added all my ingredients up, omitting the bell pepper and using only half an onion, and I came up with only about 100 calories per cup. Were you adding in for the cheese and tortilla chips?

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  125. I just made this without refried beans and without kidney beans but instead I used black beans (only because this is what I had). Turned out delicious. :)

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  126. Made this tonight---yummy! I followed the recipe to a "T", except added a little more spice- cumin, curry, and chili powder. I was skeptical about the corn as I've never tried it in chili, but I LOVED the crunch it added. Thanks!

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  127. I made this last night. First time I've ever liked kidney beans! I love this recipe!!

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  128. I made this last week and I couldn't believe how quick and absolutely tasty it was!! I was also a little afraid of the refried beans but no need to be...it turned out perfect!!

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  129. Made this tonight. My husband loved it & so did I! Thank you for sharing so many healthy & easy recipes.

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  130. im contemplating making this with the Boca "meat" crumbles and wondering what you think? this has such a strong flavor ,and tastes good whether its made with beef or turkey ,that im hoping the soy meat will just soak up that taco flavor. im gonna try it and see how it turns out and let you know. not vegetarian by any means but bought this meatless product while on sale and want to play around with it :)

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    1. I've never made this recipe with Boca crumbles, but I make all my chili recipes with them . . . most work, some don't. . .just try it!

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    2. well it comes out to the same amount of points(which is weird) so i would rather use meat but since i have the boca crumbles im going to give it a shot. making it today, ill come back and report my findings. ;)

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    3. the verdict is in. this taste best if you use 96/4 ground beef. however it taste the same whether you use ground turkey or the boca crumbles, which is still pretty dang good! very happy with how it turned out with the meatless crumbles, if i ever find it on sale again i wont hestitate to buy and use in this recipe! :)

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  131. Made this last night, holy cow it was delicious! I added medium heat pinto chili beans and black beans and used a mixture of hot and spicy taco seasoning with the reduced sodium seasoning. It was delicious! I will be eating this for the rest of the week, yum! Thanks for the great, healthy recipes.

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  132. I made this a few days ago and it was excellent! I made my own taco seasoning, and it had a really nice kick to it. I also added a little squeeze of lime to my bowl as well. I'll definitely be adding this to my recipe rotation.

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  133. I love this website. I have been on weight watchers for a month now. I get sick of eating the same thing over and over. These recipes have really broaden my horizons. Try also Mexican shrimp cobb salad sooooo good

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  134. Hey Gina,

    I worship you! lol! this was so good. I don't care for kidney beans so left them out but did everything else as the recipe stated and it was SO unbelievably good. Thank you so much for having this site and sharing your recipes with us. I am truly so grateful.

    Kimber

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  135. This was an amazing dish! I look forward to trying other recipes from this site!

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  136. The serving size is 1 and 1/4 cups right?

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  137. Seriously good and easy. Crazy easy. Made it twice now in a month and wrote about it in my blog. Thanks! Love your recipes!

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  138. I made this in the crock pot and it turned out great. A delicious chili taste with a lot less calories than my normal recipe.

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  139. I made this soup a few weeks ago and my husband absolutely loved it. My six year-old said there was a party in his mouth. A couple of days later I made your ragu, which my husband and I also loved. My husband told our kids that I'd found a fantastic new recipe site. The Mexican carnitas were a huge hit as well. Thank you! Our menus were getting boring before I came across your site.

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  140. I just made this and it tuned out so tasty! Thanks for the great recipe.

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  141. Perfection. I picked this recipe last night because it looked quick & easy. I trust Gina's recipes, but somehow wasn't prepared for it to be quite as good as it was! But most of the surprise comes from my lack of cooking skills - Gina, you have actually TURNED ME INTO A COOK (and a healthy one at that). The combination of clear, easy-to-follow recipes (with pictures of steps) and the recipes consistently tasting incredible was the key!

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  142. I made this yesterday to bring to work for lunch this week. Once again, delicious. It is definitely more of a chili than a soup, and it is SO filling and satisfying. It is very similar to a chili recipe that I've been making for years, but better.

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  143. Hey Gina! Been following you for about a month now, but never commented. This was my first SkinnyTaste recipe! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for all you do!!

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  144. Hi Gina! Love your blog--thanks for sharing! I just made a batch of refried beans in my crockpot. Can't seem to find the conversion of how many cups are in a can of refried beans. Do you know?

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  145. I use many of your recipes for my weekly Community Group meetings and I plan on making this one this week! I'm sure everyone will love it! (Just like they did all the other recipes!)

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  146. Hi!!! My fiance and I just made this and its AWESOME!! best soup ever :)Love your recipes!

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  147. I made this over the weekend and it was so tasty. Can't wait to try more of your recipes.

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  148. I made this about a week ago and it was DELICIOUS!!!! Provided meals for days :)

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  149. This was so good! I just finished making it and couldn't help but eat some before my husband got home. Jenni-O has taco Turkey that I used and it worked great.

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  150. This is SUPER yummy. I made some minor changes. My turkey was about 95% lean (I get it ground fresh at my butcher which I think makes a huge difference..very lean, yet still moist). Anyhow, instead of Rotel, I used one can diced tomatoes and a small can diced green chiles. I misread and used 2 cans of re-fried beans, so mine is extra thick. Oh, I also added a little bit more chili powder/cumin, but that is a personal preference. So far I've just tasted it (made it for lunches) but it was very yummy. It made a huge batch, so I am giving some to my Dad and sister.

    Angela

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  151. the printer friendly button does not work.it prints out 38 blank pages.and all i need is the recipe.please fix it

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  152. I absolutely love this recipe! It's totally a go-to for me. I've made it with turkey and beef up until now, but just tried making the vegan version someone suggested in the comments (sub 3 cups - about 2 cans drained - lentils in place of the meat and use veggie broth instead of chicken) and it made me love this recipe even more! No meat in the house is no longer an excuse to not make chili.

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  153. I just made this and it was so quick and easy. When I tried it.... I fell in love.
    The refried beans were the only thing I didn't have on hand so I used white beans instead. Not much of a difference. It was great.

    I'm so full right now...

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  154. Hi,

    accidentally found your blog and fell in love with it.
    now checking almost everyday for new ideas. I do remodel some of dishes but all thanks go to you.

    Justina from Lithuania

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  155. Gina, I just made this for the first time tonight and it was FANtastic! I too was hesitant about the refried beans but they really made it! This will definitely be in my rotation, so easy and inexpensive! The kids loved it too! Thanks so much!

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  156. I made this for the second time tonight!
    It was absolutely fabulous! I put a little
    Greek yogurt and chives on top :)

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  157. OMG Gina!!! This recipe is soooo good!!! It is so easy to make!!! Thank you!!!

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  158. This dish is a regular in our rotations. It is delicious. If you can find them, try the zesty salsa NF refried beans. They make it even better.

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  159. do you think i could cook this in the crockpot? if so how long do you think :)? I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site :)!!!

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  160. I made this tonight and we LOOVVEEE it!! I love your blog, thanks for the incredible recipes that help keep me on track!!

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  161. yum:)Cant wait to try this out. Your recipes are soo easy and convient.

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  162. Kathy Winter8/27/12, 6:28 PM

    Made this tonight and my family loved it. Thank you!

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  163. First review on a recipe I have ever written! But This was absolutely wonderful! The consistency was perfect..as was the flavor. The only thing I changed was no onion or pepper..I just browned the turkey and added a bit of garlic salt and abt a 1/2 tsp of taco seasoning (seperate from the package it calls for.)
    Can't wait to take this to a football potluck this season!!

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  164. Making this in the crockpot today. Can't wait to try it!

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  165. Made this for my boyfriend and I last night, he had no idea it was "skinny" he normally hates when i try to make healthy meals but i fooled him on this. This recipe is PERFECT, tastes amazing, I added quite a bit of red pepper seasoning to spice it up a little bit but i would recommend this to anyone craving a hearty and filling meal but want to keep it healthy, I could barely finish one small bowl!

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  166. Just made this soup, and it was delish!! Very easy, simple recipe, only about 20 minutes to make it really, ingredients did not cost much, and i got a nice BIG POT OF CHILI SOUP!!! Whole family LOVED it, lots of flavor there..........NOW i am freezing individual servings for later. SHOCKINGLY GOOD TASTE, and VERY *PRETTY* TO LOOK AT, so so colorful. THANK YOU for this recipe, it's my new fall favorite now.

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  167. Does anyone know how you make this in the crockpot at home?

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  168. btw. one slight revision or tip when making this recipe----if you are using the really low fat turkey WHITE meat, spray the pan first, cuz there is just NO grease coming off the meat at all, it sticks to the pan a bit.
    (which is wonderful, imo! that it's THAT little fat involved! yay!)

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  169. Made this and LOVED it! My husband isn't crazy about beans, so I substituted lentils in place of the beans. Delicious!

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  170. I have made many of your recipes and they've all been great (you are teaching me to be an actual cook-not a "re-heater"), but this taco chili is my very favorite meal!! I didn't change a thing, and I love how quickly it could be put together! Thank you Gina for helping me get healthier!!! :)

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  171. I just made this for dinner tonight and I'm so glad I did! :) Everything came together great and tasted wonderful! This recipe makes A LOT! We'll definitely be freezing some.

    My fiance LOVED it and slammed a huge bowl. I did use a whole can of the Rotel tomatoes, but I may use slightly less next time. I can handle very mild spice, and while I could handle this chili, it got a little spicy after a while!

    Will be adding this to our dinner rotation :)

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  172. This week makes the 2nd time I have made this chili! It is great! The hubby loves it too! Just finished off the last of it for lunch. We never have any to freeze! So quick and easy to make and tasty too! Thanks for a great recipe for one who does not like to cook! :)

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  173. Great recipe. I subbed black beans for kidney and didn't drain the juice. Added fresh cilantro and a little extra corn.

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  174. This recipe is so quick, easy and delicious! I used only 1 cup of chicken broth and made a thicker soup. Since 9 servings is more than my boyfriend and I could eat, we froze the rest. It freezes very well. I don't think I'll eat can chili ever again since this just soo easy.

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  175. Made this tonight with the Cornmeal Cake, the were both delicious, definitely keepers!

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  176. Made this tonight with the Cornmeal Cake, the were both delicious, definitely keepers!

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  177. Made this tonight with the Cornmeal Cake, the were both delicious, definitely keepers!

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  178. Gina, Not only do I love cooking with your recipies and impressing the family... I also love reading everyone's comments and variations of the recipe's posted! What a great opportunity to share great recipies and wonderful tips :) Thanks so much!

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  179. This looks great! Could this be made without tomato sauce? I don't have any on hand, and don't wanna run to the store for one thing.

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  180. Wow! My first recipe by you Gina and it was WONDERFUL!
    Can't wait to try more recipes! The family loved it too!

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  181. I made this last weekend and WOW! This is so good!! I've been bragging to everyone about this great recipe! For lunch, I put a little quinoa in the bottom of my container (just enough to cover the bottom) and add this on top. Delicious and oh so satisfying.

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  182. I ended up putting this all in my crock pot and it was AMAZING! I found it a little soupy so I added a can of black beans as well. Topped with crushed tortilla chips, cilantro, shredded red fat cheddar, sour cream, chopped red onions and a little lime juice. I will be making this one throughout this chilly season- so filling! Gina- you rock! :)

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  183. This is one of my FAVORITE recipes... I've made it twice already. The perfect combination of a soup and a chili. I didn't change or add anything, except for sharp cheddar cheese on top. So good!

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  184. Made this yesterday and got to eat it today!! Was fantastic! We did have some variations which would change the NI information but I had to use what I had on hand. We used ground deer meat instead of turkey.

    This was so good! Thanks for another great recipe!

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  185. I love this recipie!!! I make it at least once a month it freezes great. We like to use it as an enchilada filling with whole wheat tortillas, and ff cheese, or baked on top of taco chips as a nacho!

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  186. Will this soup work for veggie if we omit the turkey? Think it will be just as good?

    THanks
    Bev

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  187. I'm not a big fan of chillie, but this was great. My family thought it was the best chilli ever. I also added celery and 2 cans of chicken broth. Yum!

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  188. This was very tasty! I love crockpot soup recipes :) Very easy.

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  189. Just made a huge pot of this the other day! Its amazing!!!

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  190. This was absolutely great! Some turkey chilis in the past that I've made have been very Mexican... like a bowl of taco meat. This still retained the more chili-like taste even with the taco seasoning. I also loved the addition of corn and I did a can of whole black beans versus the refried. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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