Bethenny Frankel's 'Naturally Thin' Ultra-Healthy Mexican Chili

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GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Bethenny Frankel may have made her name on the hit television show "The Real Housewives of New York City," but she has stayed in the limelight for her gifts as a natural food chef.

In her book "Naturally Thin," Frankel shares her rules that allow readers to get thin the natural way, without completely changing their favorite foods, and simply realizing that you are, in fact, "naturally thin."

Try out this recipe from her book.

According to Frankel:

This is a popular recipe on my Web site. It substitutes ground turkey for the typical ground beef; or you can just skip the turkey if you want a vegetarian version. If beans bug you, you can even leave those out. It will still be good. This chili also tastes great the next day.


  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 each red and yellow bell pepper (or half a bell pepper of any color), chopped
  • 1 small can of pureed tomatoes or tomato sauce (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped
  • 1/4 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup canned red pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • Cooking Directions

    Over medium-high heat, saute the onion in a nonstick skillet coated in cooking spray until soft. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

    Stir in the garlic and bell peppers, and cook until the peppers are soft and the garlic is golden but not burned.

    Stir in the tomato sauce and the zucchini.

    When all the vegetables are soft, add the turkey breast and beans.

    Let the chili simmer for at least 10 or 15 minutes. The longer you simmer, the better the flavor.


    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: zucchini, ground turkey breast, beans, peppers, onions, tomatoes

    Course: Dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Appetizer/Starter, Lunch, Soup

    More Info: Low Calorie

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