3 Bean Turkey Chili

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, fall meals, healthy chili, turkey chili
Servings: 6 people +


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 3 whole bay leaves
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans
  • 1 24 oz can chopped tomatoes canned


  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot on high. Add ground turkey and cook until lightly brown.
  • Add chopped onions, celery, garlic, red pepper, and chili powder. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil then turn down to simmer.
  • Drain and rise the kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans. Add beans to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Add bay leaves and let simmer for 20-25 minutes
  • Serve alone or with optional toppings of sour cream, cilantro, a sprinkle of cheddar cheese or lime wedge.