Saturday, September 26, 2015

Turkey Black Bean Chili

Fall is officially here; at least according to the calendar. It's warm and sunny today but chilly and rainy last week...a perfect day for chili! 

I have a couple chili recipes; the standard beef and kidney beans and also a white bean chili. We have been eating more ground turkey recently, and more black beans for that matter. So why not a chili with both? 

Husband likes chili spicy; the spicier the better really. I added a jalapeño pepper for additional spice and I always use hot chili powder. The chipotle pepper adds nice smokey, spicy flavor so that might be plenty for some people. 

Turkey Black Bean Chili 


½ cup Chopped Onion
½ cup Chopped Red Pepper
1 Jalapeno Pepper - Seeds Removed And Chopped
2 cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 ½ tsp Cayenne
1 ½ tsp Cumin
1 tsp Oregano
½ pound Ground Lean Turkey
can Black Beans Or Kidney Beansdrained and rinsed
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 can diced Tomatoes - or 3-4 chopped tomatoes
2 Tbsp Chopped Chipotle Pepper
2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro

sour cream, cheese and green onions as desired for toppings


In a large pot or sauce pan add olive oil and sauté onion, red pepper and jalapeño until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add the ground turkey, break up with a spoon, and cook until turkey is no longer pink. Add all the spices, the beans, chicken broth, tomatoes and chopped chipotle pepper.

Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly. Add chopped cilantro and toppings as desired.

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