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Three Bean Turkey Chili

This lean Three Bean Turkey Chili will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. It's packed with lean ground turkey, three kinds of beans, and a variety of Mexican spices. Serve it with the toppings of your choice for a delicious, comforting meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 369kcal


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves

Optional Toppings

  • cheese, sour cream, cilantro, bell pepper, tomato


  • Cook and stir the ground turkey in a large pot over MEDIUM heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, onion, garlic, and red wine. Season with chili powder, cumin, parsley, oregano, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a simmer over MEDIUM-HIGH heat, then reduce heat to LOW, cover, and simmer 2 hours. Stir the chili occasionally as it simmers.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves before serving.


Crock-Pot Method:
After adding all ingredients to Dutch oven, transfer the mixture to a Crock-Pot, cover, and cook on low heat for 4 to 6 hours.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 947mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 9g