Favorite 3-Bean Chili

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Favorite 3-Bean Chili

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Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Diet Gluten Free


Spice Mix:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon

Chili Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast or extra lean ground beef
  • ½ medium red onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely diced (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 fl oz dark beer Guinness recommended
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • Suggested garnishes: Greek yogurt or sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, chopped scallion, diced avocado, hot sauce


  • Combine spice mix ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Heat oil in large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add meat and cook until browned.
  • Add onion, peppers, celery and garlic; season with salt and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes until tender.
  • Stir in broth, Worcestershire sauce, beer, crushed and diced tomatoes.
  • Add spice mix and stir well to combine.
  • Stir in beans and corn, bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 26gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 600mgFiber: 15g
Keyword 3 bean chili, healthy turkey chili
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