Healthy FRF (Fire Rescue Fitness) Firehouse Chili

This is a great healthy and easy-to-make chili, made famous at Firehouse Station No. 2 in Madison, Wisconsin. Serve with a side salad and/or some whole wheat buns. ENJOY!

Here is a great chili recipe.  It includes lean turkey and a lot of beans which are great for protein and fiber.  The recipe serves 12 so you can feed the entire family and have some left-over for meals the next few days.  Give it a try!

  • 2 ½ pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1-pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 4 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red beans in chili sauce
  • 1 (15 ounce) can yellow and white corn, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • ¼ cup ground cumin, or to taste
  • ¼ cup chili powder, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes


Step 1

Brown turkey and Italian sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, cooking and stirring until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers to meat; cook and stir until peppers are soft and excess liquid has evaporated, about 10 more minutes.


Step 2

Mix diced tomatoes, chili beans, red beans in chili sauce, yellow and white corn, black beans, chopped green chiles, barbeque sauce, cumin, chili powder, parsley, and red pepper flakes in a large soup pot. Place over medium heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low. Simmer chili for 20 minutes. Stir turkey mixture into chili and simmer 15 more minutes to blend flavors.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

392 calories; protein 29.4g 59% DV; carbohydrates 42g 14% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 76.9mg 26% DV; sodium 1419mg 57% DV.

Let me know what you think of the recipe!



  1. Jesse Lauruhn on December 12, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    This is a huge batch of chili. Any idea, roughly, the number of cups per serving?

    • Zamzowfitness on December 12, 2022 at 1:54 pm

      yeah, it is a lot of chili.. this recipe makes 15 servings so about 2 cups per serving..

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