Fantastic Black Bean Chili


This black bean chili is a nice and easy way to feed a crowd. I never knew what I was missing until my mother-in-law made this — everyone begged her for the recipe! Freezes well and easily doubled for a larger crowd. Top with your favorite shredded cheese.

high angle, looking down at a bowl of black bean chili, garnished with cheddar cheese and green onions.
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, undrained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

    Onions and garlic sautéing in oil over medium heat.

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  2. Add turkey; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

    Turkey added to the pot of onions and garlic.

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  3. Stir in beans, tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, basil, and vinegar. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until flavors are well blended, about 1 hour.

    Rest of ingredients added to pot, simmering until flavors are blended.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
9g Fat
44g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 969mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 18g 63%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1101mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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