Turkey-and-Black Bean Chili

This chili is slightly sweet, reminiscent of picadillo, a Hispanic dish made with raisins. In this recipe, we use prunes.


5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 281
Caloriesfromfat 8 %
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 32.3 g
Carbohydrate 33.7 g
Fiber 8.4 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 4.4 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Calcium 73 mg


1 1/4 pounds ground raw turkey breast
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 1/4 cups water
12 whole pitted prunes (about 1/4 pound), chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, undrained


Cook turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain in a colander.

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 7 minutes. Add chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and red pepper; cook 1 minute. Return turkey to skillet; stir in 2 1/4 cups water, prunes, and beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Serve Turkey-and-Black Bean Chili over rice, if desired.