Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A healthier alternative to regular chili. This chili is economical and freezes well. I threw it together with things I already had in my kitchen after ground turkey went on sale at the store.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot over medium heat saute the onion, garlic and ground turkey until turkey is browned.
  2. Add tomatoes, pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, cinnamon, brown sugar and cayenne pepper.
  3. Saute for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add black beans, corn and chicken broth to the pot.
  5. Puree cannellini beans in a blender or food processor.
  6. Add puree to the pot.
  7. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. If the turkey mixture seems dry when browning, add a splash of olive oil.
  9. The spice measurements are approximate.
  10. If you want more or less heat, adjust the cayenne and the hot sauce.
  11. If desired, garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese or green onions.


Most Helpful

I used 2 28oz. cans of tomatoes. Added chopped peppers. Added 4 tbsp. butter and increased some spices. I did not puree beans as I forgot. This was an excellent recipe. will make this often.

Tmp35 November 03, 2013

This chile is amazing! I was looking for a low fat alternative using ground turkey, and this is the one! I doubled the tomatoes and added a little extra cumin, chile and brown sugar. I also used fresh corn. I smashed the beans in a bowl instead of pureeing, they really add a nice texture to the chile. My husband gave this recipe 5 stars and requested I make it again next week. Even in the heat of summer, this recipe isnt too heavy and is nice paired with a fresh garden salad.

pickyeater59 July 17, 2013

I made this last night but used chicken instead of turkey. As is, it was too bland for me and I would add 1/4 of the cinnamon that the recipe calls for. Had to double the cayenne and hot sauce and add a teaspoon of salt as well as a packet of Goya ham flavored seasoning. To give it some color since the meat didn't brown too well I added two teaspoons of tomato paste. Next time I will use half the black beans and add jalapeños and green peppers. I love the spicy Mrs. Dash idea too.

maktorres November 18, 2015

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