We make this chili about 3 times per month and then save the extras for lunch and another dinner. Chili is always easy on the family food budget and can be stretched pretty far to make even more meals. You are going to love how easily this chili comes together and how it delicious it tastes in so little time.
How to Make the Best Turkey and Black Bean Chili.
Turkey and Black Bean Chili Recipe – Perfect for a Healthy Dinner
Just because a dinner recipe is quick to prepare doesn’t mean it’s not healthy. This dinner of delicious black bean chili meets so many requirements for a healthy family meal that you will be tempted to make it often. We use both black beans and red kidney beans for this quick chili recipe, use 3 cans in any combination that you like.
Low in fat and high in fiber are two things that help make this a sensible dinner in your monthly rotation of family dinner recipes.
This is definitely a “Clean Eating” recipe that is healthy and delicious. The whole family will love this chili for a healthy dinner or a delicious lunch!
Healthy and Delicious Dinner of Chili with Ground Turkey and Black Beans
- 1 lb. 94% lean ground turkey
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped fine
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 15 oz. can of tomato sauce
- 2 15 oz. cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth or water
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large skillet or soup pan, brown ground turkey in olive oil along with the onions and garlic.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Stir and bring to a light boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
When is the Best Time to Make this Chili Recipe?
This black bean and turkey chili is perfect for any season! This is a great recipe for year-round that is homemade and healthy & delicious. Make this recipe spring, summer, fall or winter for a great bowl of nutritious chili anytime.
What Type of Ground Turkey Works best for this Chili Recipe?
Always buy lean ground turkey that is 94% fat instead of the 98% fat. This turkey has a little bit more fat, but a ton more flavor. This ground turkey is easier to work with because it’s not as dry and lower fat brands of turkey. Don’t use ground turkey breast for this recipe.
What to Do with Turkey Chili Leftovers?
This turkey and black bean chili recipe heats up perfectly for healthy and delicious leftovers.
Add more or less beans depending on how many calories you want.
Additions to the Chili –
You could also easily throw in a cup of cooked corn for additional bulk and flavor.
Want your chili a little spicier? Use just a dash of cayenne pepper.
Sauté some jalapeno peppers with the garlic.
Top black bean chili with your favorite cheese and a little sour cream.
What to Serve with Healthy Turkey Black Bean Chili?
Serve bread and butter.
Side of white rice
Corn Bread with Honey
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