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Turkey and Bean Chili

There’s something so comforting about a hot bowl of this nutritious, homemade Turkey and Bean Chili! It tastes like it’s been cooked for hours but you can make it in about thirty minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, TexMex
Servings: 6
Calories: 314kcal



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced, fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 small can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken stock

Optional garnishes

  • shredded cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt, scallions, cilantro, avocado


  • Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the turkey and season it with a pinch of salt. Brown the turkey, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Add the onion, pepper and garlic and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables start to soften, 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, and bay leaf. Then add the green chilis, beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken stock, and ½ teaspoon salt. Stir to combine well.
  • Simmer the chili for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • To serve, spoon chili into bowls and serve plain or topped with desired garnishes like shredded cheese, sour cream or yogurt, scallions, cilantro, and/or diced avocado. Chili can also be served over pasta or rice.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1466IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 5mg