Fall Nights - 3 Bean Chili

Carol White


Are you craving a classic soul-warming chili? Well try my quick and easy 3 Bean Chili with lean ground turkey.


★★★★★ 23 votes

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 lb
    lean ground turkey

  • 1
    (15) oz can cannellini beans (drained)
  • 1
    (15) oz can dark kidney beans (do not drain)
  • 1
    (15) oz can pink beans (drained)
  • 1
    (14) oz can dice tomatoes (no salt added)
  • 1 c
    marinara sauce
  • 1/2 c
    spicy bloody mary mix

  • 1/2 medium
    red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 medium
    yellow bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 medium
    orange bell pepper (diced
  • 1/2 large
    white onion (diced)
  • 5 clove
    garlic (diced)
  • 3 small
    green chili peppers (sliced thin)
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley (chopped)

  • 1/4 c
    chili seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    southwest seasoning mix (see note)
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn masa flour (for thickening)
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Fall Nights - 3 Bean Chili


  1. South-west seasoning note.
    You can make your own south-west with any spices you may have in your pantry.
    Example of some blends: (dried) Mexico chilies, Ancho chilies, paprika, coriander, garlic, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, black pepper and oregano. Put in a spice grinder and blend.
  2. Step 1
    In a large pan or Dutch oven over medium - high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown ground turkey, then add onions, garlic and blend well. Then add diced tomatoes, marinara sauce and bloody mary mix, bring to a simmer (about 2 - 3 minutes).
  3. Step 2
    Now add Cannellini , kidney and pink beans. Stir to combine, then add all your spices including the masa flour (used for thickening). Salt and pepper to taste, then add bell peppers and chili peppers. Stir and simmer for about 5 - 8 minutes . Then add chopped parsley cover and keep warm until ready to serve.
  4. Step 3
    To serve, spoon chili into bowls and top with sharp cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and garnish with fresh parsley. You can also serve with corn bread or your favorite tortilla chips.

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About Fall Nights - 3 Bean Chili

Course/Dish: Turkey Chili
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fall Food
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spices #veggies

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