Turkey Black Bean Chili


Warm up your soul with our Rustic Hearth Turkey Black Bean Chili! This hearty and comforting chili combines lean ground turkey with black beans and a medley of spices, creating a wholesome and flavor-packed meal. It's perfect for a cozy night in or as a satisfying family dinner.

Turkey Black Bean Chili

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 320 kcal
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 720mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 28g


  • Ground turkey - 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Black beans, drained and rinsed - 2 cans (15 ounces each)
  • Onion, diced - 1 large
  • Garlic cloves, minced - 3
  • Diced tomatoes with juice - 1 can (14.5 ounces)
  • Chicken broth - 2 cups
  • Chili powder - 2 tablespoons
  • Ground cumin - 1 tablespoon
  • Paprika - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped - for garnish
  • Shredded cheese (optional) - for serving
  • Sour cream (optional) - for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, sautéing until softened.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground turkey. Cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for a minute to release the flavors.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice, black beans, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. Offer shredded cheese and sour cream on the side for those who desire it.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use lean ground turkey for a healthier chili.
  • For a thicker chili, mash some of the beans before adding them to the pot.
  • Letting the chili simmer for longer enhances the flavors.
  • Add vegetables like bell peppers or corn for extra nutrition and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this chili vegetarian?

Yes, simply omit the turkey and use vegetable broth.

How can I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Can I freeze this chili?

Absolutely, it freezes well for up to 3 months.

Your Rustic Hearth Turkey Black Bean Chili is a bowl of heartwarming goodness, perfect for bringing comfort and joy to your table. Whether enjoying a quiet evening or gathering with loved ones, this chili is sure to satisfy all. Relish in the rich, deep flavors and celebrate the simple pleasures of a homemade meal!