Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Description

Warm up with this Turkey and Black Bean Chili, a hearty and healthy dish packed with lean protein and fiber. This chili blends lean ground turkey, nutritious black beans, and a variety of vegetables, all simmered in a rich, spicy tomato base. It's the perfect meal for a cozy night in or a nutritious family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • Optional garnishes: chopped cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream


Instructions

  1. In a large pot, cook the ground turkey over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the onions, green pepper, and garlic to the pot and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and water or broth.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with cilantro, cheese, and sour cream if desired.


Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 320
  • Protein: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 8g


Health Benefits

This chili offers numerous health benefits. Lean ground turkey provides high-quality protein without excessive fat, supporting muscle growth and weight management. Black beans are an excellent source of fiber and iron, promoting digestive health and energy levels. The tomatoes and bell peppers add vitamin C and other antioxidants, enhancing immune function and reducing inflammation.

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