Low-Fat Chili

This is the easiest and most delicious chili recipe you'll ever find. It is so full of flavor that you won't believe it's guilt-free! #womenlivingwell #easyrecipe #chili #lunch
We all know a hearty soup warms the bodies and souls of our loved ones. Janelle, from Comfy in the Kitchen, is here today with the perfect Low-Fat Chili recipe to serve our families.
This Chili is so good, you won’t even notice that it is low in fat! I served this recently when friends came over for a bible study … they had no clue I substituted ground turkey for traditional Italian Sausage! When they found out it was low in fat, they had a second helping to make up for the calories (haha!) 
Enjoy! ~Janelle 
Extra Lean Ground Beef, Lean Turkey Italian Sausage
Slice the casting on the Turkey Sausage
Simply remove the ground Italian Turkey from the casting
Cook ground beef and turkey Italian Sausage in a large skillet- when cooked through, drain in strainer and set aside.
In the same skillet add chopped onion, celery, green and red peppers
1 can each: Kidney Beans, Great Northern Beans, Black Beans, 2 cans crushed tomatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 packet of chili seasoning.
Place all beans in a strainer, drain and rinse well.
Place all of these ingredients in a large pot on the stove (medium heat)
Season with cinnamon, sugar, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper
If you like more “heat” add a dash of Tabasco
This is the easiest and most delicious chili recipe you'll ever find. It is so full of flavor that you won't believe it's guilt-free! #womenlivingwell #easyrecipe #chili #lunch
Let simmer on stove for 2 hours (you may also place in the crock pot for 6 hours)
Serve with green onions, a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream and a sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese. Mmmmm!
Low-Fat Chili
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Beef
1 Package of Turkey Italian Sausage Links
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red pepper
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 15 oz can Great Northern Beans
1 15 oz can Black Beans
1 15 oz can Kidney Beans
2 28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
1 28oz can diced tomatoes
1 packet of Chili seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Tabasco (optional)
(chopped green onions, finely shredded cheddar cheese, low-fat sour cream)
  • Remove castings from Turkey Italian Sausage.
  • In a large skillet on medium-high heat cook ground beef and turkey until done.
  • Drain and set aside in strainer.
  • Chop celery, onion, red and green peppers and sauté in same skillet for about 5 mins.
  • Open all cans of beans and place in strainer and rinse well.
  • In a large pot on the stove (medium heat) add all of these ingredients.
  • Next add all the seasonings: Chili packet, garlic powder, cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, pepper, and Tabasco.
  • Let simmer on stove for 2 hours.
  • You may also make this in the Crock Pot (6 hours).
  • Garnish with chopped green onions, a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream, and a sprinkle of finely shredded cheddar cheese.


Thank you so much Janelle for this recipe!
Walk with the King,

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.


  1. I grew up in Ohio and married a Texan where they don’t put beans in their chili and it is super spicy hot, I love a good chili recipe with beans, even if I have to make it just for myself!

    This looks so good, but there is not a hint of fall yet in Dallas, but….around the corner the best season of the year waits for me! And a season for chili!

  2. This chili recipe is quite similar to my own (although I’ve never done sausage – I’ll have to try that).
    However, there’s a couple things I add which make such a difference to me that I just have to mention them –
    First, a small can of tomato paste give it a wonderful, thick texture.
    Another thing my chili isn’t complete without is corn. I toss in a handful of frozen sweet corn right at the end. It’s so good!
    Finally, along with cheese and sour cream, I serve my chili with white rice. It’s not for everyone, but it adds a new dimension to the dish (and makes it stretch farther when you’re feeding a crowd).
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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