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Healthy & Delicious Turkey, Black Bean, & Yam Chili

This easy to make turkey, black bean, and yam chili is not only incredibly delicious but is very healthy.  Clean Eating friendly and low points on Weight Watchers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 spray cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium bell peppers (yellow, red, or orange) chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 28 oz. cans diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 15 oz. cans 15 oz. each black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 small to medium yams (about 3 cups) cubed
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. coconut sugar or agave
  • 2 limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • light sour cream optional
  • shredded cheese, tex mex optional


  1. Spray the pot with cooking spray and sauté the onion, garlic, peppers, and yams on medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often.  

  2. Increase the temperature to medium-high and add the turkey.  Cook it thoroughly, stirring it often, and breaking the ground turkey into small pieces.  Cook the turkey for about 5 minutes, until it's no longer pink.

  3. Stir in the canned tomatoes (including juice), black beans, tomato paste, sugar, and spices and mix thoroughly. 

  4. Cover the pot and heat the chili until boiling, stirring often to prevent sticking or burning. 

  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for about an hour until all the flavours are fully blended.  Cook longer if you like a thicker, pastier texture to your chili.  Stir it occasionally to prevent boiling. 

  6. Before eating, squeeze 1/4 lime into each bowl.  Sprinkle with light cheese, cilantro, green onions, and a dollop of light sour cream.  Season with salt and pepper as desired, and enjoy!