Dr. Victor Gong Healthy Chili - Part 1 Recipe Video

Dr Victor Gong shows you how to prepare a delicious pot of chili from start to finish. Watch him on ABC's 'Good Morning Delmarva' for his healthy food recipes.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 50 Min
Ready In2 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Hot turkey italian sausage6 Ounce
 Kidney beans15 Ounce, drained
 Whole tomatoes28 Ounce, undrained and coarsely chopped
 Fruity red wine3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (preferably merlot)
 Bay leaf2 Medium
 Black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly ground
 Dried oregano1 Teaspoon
 Tomato paste3 Tablespoon
 Ground cumin3⁄4 Tablespoon
 Brown sugar2 Tablespoon
 Chili powder1 Tablespoon
 Jalapeno pepper2 Medium, chopped
 Ground sirloin/Ground turkey1⁄2 Pound
 Garlic6 Clove (30 gm), minced
 Green bell peppers1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
 Onion1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 711 Calories from Fat 116

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.3%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g24.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.3 mg

Sodium 422.6 mg17.6%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g32.1%

Dietary Fiber 22.4 g89.8%

Sugars 19.1 g

Protein 49 g97.3%

Vitamin A 68.8% Vitamin C 96.8%

Calcium 26.2% Iron 63.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
2 Remove casings from sausage.

3 In the pan, add sausage, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, ground sirloin and jalapeno.
4 Cook for 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
5 Add chili powder, brown sugar, ground cumin, tomato paste, dried oregano, black pepper and bay leaves.
6 Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
7 Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans and bring to a boil.
8 Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
9 Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
10 Discard the bay leaves.

11 Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

Editors Review

A big pot of comforting chili keeps us warm throughout the cold fall months. If you are on the path of healthy, lower calorie cooking, try this easy delicious recipe by Dr. Gong. He shares tips to make your favorite chili recipe healthier. It's a hearty meal especially for protein types.