Turkey-Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili using meat crumbles or ground round received rave reviews from readers when we first shared it. Here's our update using ground turkey.


Makes 6 to 8 servings
Total time: 36 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 21 Minutes
Total: 36 Minutes


3 (15-oz.) cans black beans
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (14-oz.) can low-sodium fat-free chicken broth
2 (14.5-oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes with jalapeño peppers
Toppings: sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeño peppers, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, lime wedges, corn chips


1. Drain and rinse 2 cans black beans. (Do not drain or rinse third can.)

2. Sauté chopped onion and ground turkey in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until turkey crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in chili powder and next 3 ingredients; sauté 1 minute. Stir in drained and undrained beans, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes.

3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes. Serve chili with desired toppings.