Fall is here and so are the starches, baby! Sweet potato, butternut and delicata and acorn squash, beets and beans – we can’t forget pumpkin! The list goes on… *daydrooling* But, Spoiler Alert! You’ll find none of these in my take on the ultimate seasonal staple: chili.
I was on a mission to whip up a low-starch batch of the chili we all know and love without compromising texture, flavor, or that unbutton your pants feeling. Trust me y’all, this one was a success.
You guys, cauliflower really can be anything, but the real star in this pot… TURNIP! It gives off a total potato vibe and adds some hearty texture to the melt-in-your-mouth turkey and simmered veggie combo.
This recipe is:
- Lower carb
- Keto friendly
- Whole30 Compliant
- Meal Prep friendly
Yields 3-4 servings
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped into 1″ florets
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 large white onion, diced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1/2 large purple top turnip, chopped into 1″ cubes
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp aminos
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- Dash of salt and pepper
- In a large pot, heat avocado oil over medium heat
- Once oil is warm, add onion and sauté until translucent (a little golden) and fragrant, about 3 minutes
- Add celery and garlic and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes (ahhh, doesn’t it smell so good?!)
- Add cauliflower florets and diced turnip and sauté until tips of cauliflower are golden, stirring often, about 5-7 minutes
- Bring up the heat to medium high and add ground turkey, breaking up and mixing thoroughly. Sauté until browned all around.
- Add diced red pepper, fire roasted tomatoes, bone broth, tomato paste, aminos, and spices and mix thoroughly to combine.
- Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking for about 30 minutes.
- Serve in a big ol’ bowl and top with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, avocado slices cilantro, and scallion for the ultimate dish. Tip! Load up your leftovers in tupperware for an easy one-dish meal prep, or freeze for later!