Two-Bean Turkey Chili

2 HR 10 MIN


3 lbs yellow onion, peeled and chopped in medium dice

3 oz butter substitute

1-1/2 c garlic, minced

10 lbs GROUND TURKEY, lean or regular

1 c cumin seeds

1 c oregano, dry leaf

1 c paprika

1/4 c cayenne pepper*

1 c chili powder*

10 lbs tomatoes, canned, peeled

4 lbs tomato paste


5 lbs black beans, canned, drained and well rinsed

5 lbs pinto beans, canned, drained and well rinsed

Salt and white pepper to taste



Heat butter substitute in large stock pot, add onions, and cook for 3 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 additional minute.

Add ground turkey to stock pot and cook until just done.

For chili blend: toast cumin seeds, in a heavy skillet, until they begin to brown lightly. Add remaining seasonings and toast 5-10 seconds or until fragrant. Grind in spice mill to make into a powder.

Coarsely chop canned tomatoes, reserving juices. Add chili blend, tomatoes, along with juices, tomato paste and 3 gallons of water or turkey stock. Simmer for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Add rinsed beans and simmer 10-15 additional minutes.

Spoon 8 ounces into bowl and garnish.

Suggestions for garnish include sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, chopped green onions or black olives.

* NOTE: Increase amounts of cayenne and chili powder for a hotter chili.

Nutrition Facts

340 Total Calories

100 Calories from Fat

11 g Total Fat

17 % Daily Total Fat

2 g Saturated Fat

13 % Daily Saturated Fat

75 g Cholesterol

25 % Daily Cholesterol

1330 mg Sodium

55 % Daily Sodium

33 g Total Carbohydrates

11 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

10 g Dietary Fiber

40 % Daily Dietary Fiber

8 g Sugars

26 g Protein

50 % Daily Protein

30 % Daily Vitamin C

15 % Daily Calcium

40 % Daily Iron