Turkey Black Bean Chili

Contributed By: Maxine@TheBlindPerspective.com


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
kosher salt & pepper to taste
1 bottle (46 ounce) V8 Juice (for added spice choose spicy hot)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 cup green chilies (canned, undrained)
1 can (16 ounce) black beans
1 can (15 ounce) chopped whole tomatoes, drained


Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute 3 minutes.
Add turkey and spices (not the sugar). Cook 6 minutes.
Stir to crumble the meat.
Stir in V8 juice and rest of ingredients (brown sugar, chilies, beans, & tomatoes).
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve in large bowls, and top with your choice of:
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallions, chopped cilantro, and crumbled tortilla chips!

Helpful Hints:

Here is a yummy, hearty, and filling dish, great for those cold winter days.
If you like it really hot, add a dash or two of red pepper flakes or a shake or two of your favorite hot sauce.
Note: you can use ground beef in place of ground turkey.

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