Summer Turkey and Black Bean Chili

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by ugogirl

This flavorful, light and fiber-rich chili is a nice alternative to grilled food on a hot night. Make it in the morning when it is cool outside or cook it right before serving. I serve it with brown rice mixed with fresh cilantro, a dollop of low fat sour cream and baked tortilla chips.

Top Review by steele.kerri

My son has an allergy to tomatoes, so this recipe was a great find for our family. I used diced turkey cutlets instead of ground turkey because it is what I had and I also added an extra can of black beans to make it stretch a little further and we got 2 meals out of it. My kids told me this recipe is a "keeper"!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 quart pot over medium heat, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add onion and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes more or until onions are soft. Transfer cooked onion/garlic mixture to a plate and set aside. Return pot to stove.
  2. In same pot heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Return onion/garlic mixture to the pot. Add green chilies, black beans, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir to combine well. Add chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer slowly for 20 to 25 minutes. Alternatively, it could be simmered on low in a crock pot for 6 hours.

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