Black Bean Turkey Chili

Black Bean Turkey Chili is a delicious blend of black beans, spiced ground turkey, peppers, and tomatoes coated in a thick refried bean sauce.  Hearty, healthy, and packed with so much delicious flavor!  Guaranteed repeat meal for yourself or your family.

 

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

I love a good bowl of chili.  Chili is one of my favorite dishes to make because it’s so versatile.  You can make so many variations of chili, and I have a lot of different variations on this blog.  I recently made a new kind of chili and I think it might be my new favorite!  My Black Bean Turkey Chili is a delicious blend of black beans, spiced ground turkey, peppers, and tomatoes coated in a thick refried bean sauce.  Hearty, healthy, and packed with so much delicious flavor!  Guaranteed repeat meal for yourself or your family.

 

Creating recipes is fun, but now that I have two little mouths to feed, I’m always thinking about meals they can and WILL eat too.  I really try to brainstorm recipes that are one pot or in a casserole.  Cooking needs to be easy for me because I basically cook while they are both napping so I’ve got about a 1 ½ hour window of my day to prep, cook, and clean.  This Black Bean Turkey Chili is made in one pot and in under one hour… double win!!

 

To start, chop onion and bell pepper, then set aside.  Heat large pot over medium heat and add olive oil.

Add onion and bell pepper, stir, and sauté for 5 minutes until onion is translucent.  Increase heat to high-medium and add ground turkey and cook for about 7 minutes, breaking into small pieces, until full cooked.

   

 

 

To the pot, add diced tomatoes, refried beans, black beans, tomato sauce, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, Mexican oregano, and salt.  Mix well, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.  Partially cover and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove lid, stir in masa, and let simmer for another 10 minutes.

 

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

While the chili is cooking, I like to make homemade baked tortilla strips to add to my bowl of chili!   Preheat oven to 375°.  Place tortillas on baking sheet in an even layer.  Spray each side of the tortilla with olive oil cooking spray, flipping them over to spray the other side.  Using pizza cutter, slice each tortilla in half then slice into strips.  Season the tops with salt and chili powder.  Bake for 10 minutes until golden and crispy.

 

 

 

Black Bean Turkey Chili is a delicious blend of black beans, spiced ground turkey, peppers, and tomatoes coated in a thick refried bean sauce.  Hearty, healthy, and packed with so much delicious flavor!  Guaranteed repeat meal for yourself or your family.  I like to serve with shredded cheese, diced red onion, avocado slices, and baked tortilla trips

 

Black Bean Turkey Chili

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Black Bean Turkey Chili

Black Bean Turkey Chili is a delicious blend of black beans, spiced ground turkey, peppers, and tomatoes coated in a thick refried bean sauce. Hearty, healthy, and packed with so much delicious flavor!  Guaranteed repeat meal for yourself or your family. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • ½ Large White Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Pounds 93% Lean Ground Turkey
  • 15 Ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 15 Ounces Canned Refried Black Beans
  • 2 Cans Black Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 15 Ounces Canned No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Mexican Oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Masa Harina, Optional

Baked Tortilla Strips:

  • 5 Corn Tortillas (I prefer white corn tortillas)
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Dash of Salt and Chili Powder

Instructions
 

Chili Directions:

  • Chop onion and bell pepper, then set aside.
  • Heat large pot over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add onion and bell pepper, stir, and sauté for 5 minutes until onion is translucent.
  • Increase heat to high-medium and add ground turkey and cook for about 7 minutes, breaking into small pieces, until full cooked.
  • Add diced tomatoes, refried beans, black beans, tomato sauce, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, Mexican oregano, and salt.
  • Mix well, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.
  • Partially cover and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove lid, stir in masa, and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with shredded cheese, diced red onion, avocado slices, and baked tortilla trips

Baked Tortilla Strips Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Place tortillas on baking sheet in an even layer. Spray each side of the tortilla with olive oil cooking spray, flipping them over to spray the other side.
  • Using pizza cutter, slice each tortilla in half then slice into strips.
  • Season the tops with salt and chili powder.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until golden and crispy.

Notes

Garnish with chopped red onions, shredded cheese, baked tortilla strips, doll-up of sour cream, and avocado.
This is a freezer friendly recipe too!

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