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Turkey Black Bean Chili
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

This Award Winning Turkey Black Bean Chili Recipe will quickly become your go-to turkey chili! Additional tips included to cut prep time and to easily freeze this for future meals!

Course: Mains, Soups
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: award winning chili recipe, ground turkey chili recipe, how to make turkey chili
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 219 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 9 votes
bowl of turkey black bean chili topped with sliced avocado, chopped onion and chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 5 medium garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks chopped
  • 1 pound ground lean turkey meat
  • 3 Tablespoons Mexican chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1.5 teaspoons Ancho chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves dried
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups cooked black beans if using canned, two 16-ounce cans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup broth vegetable, chicken or beef
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn
  1. Measure spices (chili powder, ancho chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, red pepper flakes and bay leaves) into a small dish.

    Measuring spices into a small white bowl for turkey black bean chili recipe
  2. Rinse and drain beans (if using canned beans). 

    Chop garlic, celery, and onion. 

    If you want to use the food processor to save time, place garlic in first, process until finely chopped, add celery, repeat. Quarter peeled onion and place into the bowl of food processor with already chopped garlic and celery. Pulse until just chopped (you do NOT want the onion watery).

  1. Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and celery mixture. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.

    Add ground turkey, break up with a spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally until turkey is cooked through and no pink is showing.

    adding ground turkey breast to soup pot with onions, celery and garlic for easy turkey chili recipe
  2. Add spices, cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.

    Toss in drained beans, broth, tomato sauce, and crushed tomatoes.

    adding cooked black beans to base for turkey black bean chili
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, keeping lid slightly ajar and lower to a simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Add in corn, cook uncovered an additional 15 minutes.

    Top with your favorite garnishes and Enjoy!

    adding frozen sweet corn to turkey black bean chili
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Black Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 heaping cup)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 680mg30%
Potassium 503mg14%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1205IU24%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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