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Turkey Bean Chili

One pot meals are such a time saver and one of my favorites is my Turkey Bean Chili.  A delicious and hearty bowl of goodness packed with flavor.  Lean ground turkey, peppers, butternut squash, & two kinds of beans cooked in a spicy tomato broth.  Easy to make & ready in less than 1 hour. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 2 Cups Butternut Squash
  • ½ Medium White Onion
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper, Seeds removed
  • 1 Jalapeno, Seeds removed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Pound 99% Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 ½ Cups Canned Pinto Beans, Rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ Cups Canned Garbanzo Beans, Rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 14 Ounces Canned Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 2 Cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • ½ Cup Canned No-Salt Added Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Mexican Oregano
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro, Chopped
  • Juice of ½ Lime


  • Dice onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and set aside.
  • Mince garlic and set aside.
  • Peel butternut squash, remove the seeds, and dice into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  • Rinse and drain canned beans and set aside.
  • Heat large pot or Dutch oven over medium low heat and add olive oil.
  • Add onion, jalapeno and bell pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add ground turkey and brown until cooked, breaking up into small pieces.
  • Add salt & pepper.
  • Add tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and Mexican oregano.
  • Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add butternut squash, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and vegetable broth.
  • Stir to mix and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 30 minutes, until the squash is fork tender.
  • Add pinto beans and garbanzo beans and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add lime juice and cilantro.


The below nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Makes 6 Cups, 2 Cups Per Serving- (0 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 8 FAT: 0 SATURATED FAT: 0 CARBS: 1.5 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 1.3 PROTEIN: 0