Black Bean Turkey Chili


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!


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!


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.


  • 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


  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.
  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.)


  • 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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