March 15, 2016

Recipes for National Nutrition Month: Turkey and Black Bean Chili

By Elizabeth Holmes

Registered Dietician and Clinical Nutritionist Educator, Mission Weight Management

Because March is National Nutrition Month, Mission Health is bringing you a new healthy and delicious recipe each week. This week’s tasty dinner that you can feel good about is Turkey and Black Bean Chili.

Ingredients – Makes Seven Servings

  • 1 pound ground white turkey meat or use left-over roasted turkey
  • 2 (15 oz) cans no-added-salt black beans, un-drained
  • 1 cup medium or hot chunky salsa
  • 2 (8oz) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili seasoning mix
  • Low-fat sour cream (optional) or plain Greek yogurt
  • Shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (optional)


  • Cook Turkey meat in large sauce pan over medium-high heat until meat is browned, stirring until it crumbles.
  • Drain
  • If using left-over turkey meat, re-heat in a sauce pan or the microwave
  • While the meat cooks, drain and mash 1 can of beans. Add mashed beans, un-drained beans, salsa, tomato sauce, and seasoning mix to saucepan; stir well.
  • Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated
  • Place into serving bowls and top with sour cream and shredded cheese (optional)

Nutritional Information (per Serving)

236 Calories, 3.9g Fat, 22.8g Protein, 27.6 Carbohydrates, 229 mg Sodium

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat

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