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Black Bean Turkey Chili

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


  • 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


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.


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