Bowl of Smoky Turkey, Black Bean, and Dark Chocolate Chili
  • Easy
  • 20 Minutes (Cook Time: 90 Minutes)
  • Serves 6-8

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 471
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 68g
  • Protein: 32g

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  • 1 large Yellow Onion, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1 tbsp. Cooking Oil (i.e. Avocado Oil)
  • 3 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Liquid Smoke (optional)
  • 1/2 -1 tsp. Chipotle Powder or 1 tbsp. Canned Chipotle Chilies in Adobo, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Dried Epazote or Oregano Leaves
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 each 28 oz. cans of Diced Organic Tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 each 15 oz. cans of Black Beans, drained
  • 1-2 tsp. Sea Salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • Garnishes: Chopped Cilantro, Sliced Green Onion


  1. Saute onions in oil (or use a non-stick pan) until soft—about 5-10 minutes. For a richer flavor; caramelize them by cooking an additional 10 minutes and stirring every minute so that they brown but don’t burn. Add garlic and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add turkey and brown. Deglaze with water if onions and garlic start to get too brown.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring up to just below a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for two hours OR place in a 350-degree oven with a cover on the pot and cook for 1.5 hours OR transfer mixture to crockpot and cook 2 hours.