Warm-Up With Chili!

Made with turkey instead of beef, this low-calorie chili, is perfect for a Sunday tailgate party or a low-key night at home with the family. Don’t be intimidated by the lengthy list of spices — you should already own a few of them, and they all add to the delicious flavoring of this beloved seasonal dish. Trust me, your family and friends will instantly love it!

Black Bean Turkey Chili


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded & cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 16 ounces canned whole tomatoes, undrained & coarsely chopped
  • 16 ounces black beans, rinsed and well drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese


In a 3-quart saucepan, combine turkey, onion, red pepper, garlic, jalapeño peppers, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, marjoram, red pepper flakes and cinnamon. Cook mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink.

Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Stir in beans and cilantro. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes.

Serve topped with Cheddar cheese.

Makes 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 249
Total Fat: 10 g
Cholesterol: 72 mg
Sodium: 433 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
Protein: 23 g

Recipe Source: National Turkey Federation

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