Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Don't let those holiday meals get the best of you. Stay on track with this healthy version of a cold weather classic.


  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Small yellow onion,diced
  • 1 Green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp of tomato paste
  • 12 ounce bottle of beer
  • 3 cups of cooked turkey, shredded
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can of black beans
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 7 ounce can of green chilis, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped green onions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, then add onions and bell peppers. Sauté until softened, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Add the beer and deglaze pan, scraping up any browned bits.
  5. Then add remainder of ingredients: turkey, diced tomatoes, black beans, chicken broth, green chilis, chili powder, cumin, salt and paprika.
  6. Stir all ingredients and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve warm, topped with cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions (optional).