Turkey Bean Chili

When the snowstorms hit there is nothing better to warm you up than a big bowl of chili. This version is healthy and filling, and doesn’t take all day to make!!! I have been making various versions of this for years, but I believe I have finally found the best combination of ingredients. I love that I usually have everything I need to make this besides the ground turkey. That makes that day’s shopping trip a very simple one!


Turkey Bean Chili
Serves 4

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 diced onion
16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
16 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
16 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
16 oz can diced tomatoes
1 tbs hot sauce
Spices! crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, kosher salt & pepper
Olive oil spray

1. Spray the olive oil on the bottom of a soup pot to cover.  Place on medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the ground turkey and brown, breaking up the pieces with a wooden spoon.
2. When the turkey has been browned, add the diced tomatoes and beans and bring to a boil.
2. Add all the spices you like. I add a hefty sprinkling of cayenne pepper and pepper, and just a dash of kosher salt and crushed red pepper. Add the hot sauce. Bring the heat down to medium and cover the pot. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Top with a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella cheese and sliced avocado (if desired) and serve. Enjoy!

This chili is even better the next day… and even better when paired with cornbread!

**Christmas posts will be coming later this week, but my USB ports on my Mac (Mela Mia) are currently not working?!? Fixing that asap…..
***Disney Half Marathon is less than two weeks away!!!! PhillyBoy and I ran almost 10 miles today (9.7 mi) with our friends in preparation of the race! We can’t wait!


9 responses to “Turkey Bean Chili

  1. YUMM GIRL!! that is perfect comfort/cold weather food!

  2. How funny. I just did a turkey chili blog today, too. Yours looks wonderful. :-p

  3. Yum! I need to make this asap – would be great to take & re-heat for my lunch at the gym!

  4. Love turkey chili! Yummy! 🙂

  5. Chili is, no doubt, one of the best things to warm you up in the winter.
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  6. I know it is soooo hard to believe that the Disney marathon weekend is coming so fast!!! Yikes! Glad you had a good run… I still need to run one more long run – hopefully this Tuesday 😉

  7. This looks delicious! Seems like a recipe you could cook on a Sunday, and enjoy for dinner a couple of days that week. Does it freeze well?

  8. Julee- I have frozen it in freezer bags in 1 person portion sizes for a few weeks before and it was just as tasty as when I freshly made it, so YES, it freezes well!!

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