Set-and-Simmer 3-Bean Chili

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016

Need enough food to feed an army? Break out the crockpot, because this turkey chili is your secret weapon.  All you have to do is dice a couple bell peppers and about half an onion. The rest is embarrassingly easy. Depending on the troops you need to rally, ground turkey may or may not win them over. Leave it out if you’d like. But what’s sure to get support is the dynamic flavor from such simple ingredients. Hooah! I mean, ooh…ahh.

Chili Bean Recipe with 3 Beans

Set-and-Simmer 3-Bean Chili


1 lb. lean ground turkey, cooked
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can navy beans
1 can organic corn
1 can organic no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 jar organic tomato basil sauce
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
1 Tbsp. chili powder (trust me)
½ Tbsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepot or crockpot over medium-low heat, add cooked ground turkey, all three beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and a portion of the chili and garlic powders. Stir to combine.
  2. Add corn, peppers and onion to the mix. Sprinkle remaining portion of seasonings, plus salt and pepper to taste. Stir mixture well.
  3. Cover the pot and let simmer for at least 1 hour.

Serve with a sprinkle of shredded cheese and a side of buttery corn bread. If you’d like to keep it vegan, you’ll omit the ground turkey, top with vegan “cheese” and serve with Vegan Sweet Potato  Biscuits.

P.S. – Unless you’re literally feeding an army, you will have leftovers. Freeze the rest for next month or work on it throughout the week. You can get roughly 10 servings out of this recipe.