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Black Bean Chili

Enter the world of simple, hearty goodness with our Black Bean Chili. With just one pot and minimal effort, you’re in for a culinary joyride. Imagine a trusty Dutch oven orchestrating a symphony of ground turkey, black beans, and a medley of spices. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a celebration of ease and flavor.

Picture this: ground turkey sizzling in a pot, a fragrant dance of onions and peppers joining in. The star of the show? Black beans, making their entrance, adding heartiness to the melody. Diced tomatoes and corn step in, each note building towards a savory crescendo.

Seasonings, the unsung heroes, sprinkle in – chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano – turning the ordinary into extraordinary. The Dutch oven, our maestro, conducts the simmering symphony, melding the flavors in perfect harmony. Aromas waft through the kitchen, promising a feast for the senses.

After 30 minutes of anticipation, it’s time. Ladle the rich concoction into bowls, each spoonful a revelation. Top it off with cheese, a dollop of sour cream, or the freshness of green onions. The joy lies not just in the eating, but in the simplicity of it all.

This Black Bean Chili isn’t about fancy kitchens or complicated steps. It’s a practical, down-to-earth dish that keeps things simple. Enjoy it fresh, freeze some for later – it’s your easy, no-drama dinner. Less time in the kitchen, more time enjoying a tasty meal. That’s the deal here.

Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

Savor the simplicity and rich flavors of this one-pot wonder, Black Bean Chili. In under 45 minutes, ground turkey, black beans, and spices harmonize in a Dutch oven for a hearty and effortless meal. Top with your favorite garnishes and revel in the ease and taste of this culinary delight.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 6 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • Dutch Oven
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 cans (15 oz) each black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking

Optional toppings:

  • sour cream
  • green onions chopped
  • cilantro


  • Prepare Ingredients: In a Dutch oven, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions and bell pepper, sauté until softened.
  • Cook Ground Turkey: Add ground turkey to the Dutch oven, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Cook until browned.
  • Add Aromatics: Stir in minced garlic and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Seasonings: Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper over the turkey mixture. Stir well to coat the meat evenly with the seasonings.
  • Combine Ingredients: Pour in diced tomatoes with their juices, black beans, corn, and chicken or vegetable broth. Mix everything thoroughly.
  • Simmer: Bring the chili to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the Dutch oven and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  • Adjust Seasoning: Taste the chili and adjust the seasonings if necessary. Add more salt, pepper, or spices to suit your preference.
  • Serve: Ladle the black bean chili into bowls. Top with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream, chopped green onions, or cilantro if desired.
  • Enjoy: Serve the black bean chili hot, and revel in the flavors of this easy and delicious one-pot wonder.


  1. This chili can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, and it also freezes well.
  2. Feel free to customize the toppings based on your preferences.
  3. For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a diced jalapeño during cooking. Adjust according to your spice tolerance.
  4. Serve with a side of crusty bread or tortilla chips for a complete meal.
Keyword Black Beans, Ground Turkey, One-Pot
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert