If you’ve been reading my goals you know that one of my goals for 2019 is to find and make 20 new healthy recipes. Now I’ve shared recipes for chili before including my Beef and Beer Chili. However recently I was searching through some old weight watcher cookbooks and found a recipe for Turkey and Black Bean Chili. This recipe has six ingredients plus the spices and you can mix it up in under ½ hour. If you’re counting the new Freedom Points it is only 5 points, if you don’t add the sour cream and cheese it would be less. We enjoyed it with the additional toppings and it was delicious. Healthy recipes don’t have to be time consuming and this chili recipe is delicious and can be ready to serve in under an hour.

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

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2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 green or red pepper, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
¾ pound ground turkey
1 (14.5oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (15oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Dried oregano
½ tsp. Salt
½ cup. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
¼ cup fat free sour cream
¼ cup sliced scallions


Heat the oil in a large non stick saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until softened. Add the turkey and cook until the turkey is no longer pink. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are very soft, about 30 minutes. Serve with the cheese, sour cream and scallions.

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Make 4 servings.

6 comments on “Healthy Recipes: Turkey Chili

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on January 22, 2019 2:25 pm

Looks delicious! I love turkey. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

Donna on January 24, 2019 3:47 am

Thanks for a ground turkey recipe ! I do not eat beef so this is perfect. Making it tomorrow.

Nancy Wolff on January 24, 2019 5:07 am

Hope you enjoy it, I use ground turkey in so many recipes calling for ground beef!

Alice V on January 24, 2019 12:34 pm

Yum, I love comfort food turned a little healthy! Thank you for sharing with us at #OMHGWW !

angie on January 26, 2019 4:59 am

love it filling and good for me as well. Gonna try your recipe real soon
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Lesa on January 29, 2019 11:32 pm

Looks good and easy too! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop.

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