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Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Looking for a lean and hearty dinner recipe? Try this easy recipe for Turkey and Black Bean Chili. Packed full of protein and perfect for a cool evening.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 270kcal
Author Katie


  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Stove Top


  • 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 pound ground lean turkey
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 medium white onion diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ½ orange bell pepper diced
  • 10 ounces Rotel Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 15 ounces can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1-½ cups frozen corn
  • Avocado sour cream, and shredded cheese for topping


  • In a large sauce pan add the grape seed oil to the pan and the ground turkey. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat into bite-size pieces and stir periodically. While the turkey cooks, prep the onions and bell peppers.
  • Next, reduce the heat to medium and add in the dried garlic flakes, salt, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and oregano. Mix well, then add in the diced onion, red and orange bell pepper. Stir in the fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, drained black beans, and frozen corn.
  • Mix well and simmer on the stove top for 20 minutes.
  • Divide evenly among bowls and add toppings of choice.


  • Protein - You can use lean ground beef or even ground chicken for this recipe. Of course, depending on the protein will change the calories calculated per serving.
  • Slow Cooker - If you prefer to use a slow cooker you can brown and cook the ground turkey first then add all the contents into a slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours.
*Nutritional calculations are estimated and may vary depending on serving size and ingredients.


Serving: 0.5c | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1059mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2072IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 5mg