Black Bean Turkey Chili

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One of my favorite one-pot meals is chili. A warm bowl keeps the chill away on a cold day. A big pot serves a hungry crowd on gameday. And it doesn’t get much easier than browning some ground meat then tossing everything in one pot to cook for 30 minutes!

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This recipe keeps the calories low and the flavors fresh with a combination of ground turkey and smoked turkey sausage. Personally, I prefer black beans instead of kidney beans, Black beans are also high fiber and easy to find canned with no salt added. Corn for flavor and crunch, and a rich blend of tomatoes with classic spices round out the flavor profile for a traditional one-pot meal with a few flavor twists!

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Black Bean Turkey Chili

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A fresh twist on a classic gameday dish that warms the hands and heart on a cold day and makes the taste buds happy, too.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (14oz) turkey smoked sausage (Hillshire Farm), coarsely chopped
  • 1 pkg (1lb) ground turkey 90% lean (Jennie-O)
  • 2 cans (14.5oz) black beans no-salt-added (Great Value)
  • 2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes no-salt-added (Great Value)
  • 1 can (6oz) tomato paste (Great Value)
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen whole kernel corn (Great Value)
  • 1 medium white or sweet onion, finely diced
  • 1 package low-sodium mild chili seasoning (McCormick)
  • 1 3/4 tbsp granulated garlic (Great Value)
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes (5th Season)
  • 1 tsp chili powder (First Street)
  • 1 tsp salt-free southwest chipotle seasoning (Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 cup water

Directions

Stove-Top
  1. In a large pot, brown the ground turkey and drain.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and stir until well-mixed.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat for at least 25 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
Slow-Cooker
  1. In a skillet, brown the ground turkey and drain.
  2. Add all ingredients to slow-cooker and stir until well-mixed.
  3. Cook on low (depending on your slow-cooker) for 2-4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition information

Makes 8 servings. Calories: 350, total fat 11g, cholesterol 78mg, sodium 735mg, potassium 666mg, total carbs 37g, protein 27g. (Courtesy MyFitnessPal Recipe Creator.)

Tips

  • Like your chili spicy? Use medium or hot chili seasoning, add more chili or cayenne powder, and/or add your favorite variety of peppers!

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