Now that the weather is finally getting cooler, it’s time to breakout the chili and soup recipes.  This 3 bean turkey chili recipe kind of just happened – which is what I love most about cooking.  

It’s only 3 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers.

Who doesn’t love chili on a cold fall or winter night?  I know I do.  There is something so comforting about chili.  And what is even better is that turkey chili is healthier for you than traditional beef chili.  

I love that turkey chili doesn’t skimp on the flavor of traditional chili.  I actually like it better than the original…not sure why.  But there is something so clean about eating turkey chili instead of regular chili.  

Am I the only one who thinks that?  It might sound weird, but I just love it so much.

I knew I wanted to make turkey chili, but the recipe I was using as a guide was just that…a guide.  So, here is a delicious 3 bean turkey chili for you to make with your family.  

If you are interested in other chili or soup recipes, try this  White Chicken Chili or ground turkey winter minestrone. They will both keep you warm in the winter months.

There is something so comforting about chili on a cold evening, and this one truly delivers.  The brown sugar in the recipe really does give this chili an unexpected flavor – which is so surprising.

What is your favorite Turkey Chili recipe?

3 Bean Turkey Chili

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 3 SmartPoints per serving, 1 cup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 283 kcal


  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 red peppers chopped
  • 2 green peppers chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz can dark kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 16 oz can chili beans
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 lb ground turkey


  • In a large pot, heat the oil. Add the garlic, red onions, and peppers. Cook until veggies are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the turkey, and cook until cooked through.
  • Then add in the spices and stir to combine.
  • Add in the brown sugar and tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add in the beans and heat them for another 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, as needed.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 41.9gProtein: 21.3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 26.1mgFiber: 17.2gSugar: 8.5g
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