This is warm and comforting for a chilly Halloween evening. Make it early in the day and it will be full of flavor to serve up to your favorite ghouls and goblins!
Adding spices like cumin, coriander and oregano makes this chili unique and different. Although Coriander the spice, and Cilantro the herb, both come from the same plant, they taste very different. Coriander has a light lemony taste, while Cilantro tastes “soapy” or “grassy” to many people. (If you are not a Cilantro fan, try substituting Parsley.)
Coriander is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium as well. In addition, coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene. Who knew you could ramp up the nutrition in this chili by one simple spice! Enjoy!
Flavorful Black Bean and Turkey Chili
- 1 LB Ground Turkey, Extra Lean
- 1 TB Olive Oil
- 1 Cup Onion, Coarsely Chopped
- 1 Red Pepper, Coarsely Chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 TB Chili Powder
- 1 ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 ½ Tsp Ground *Coriander
- ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
- ¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- ¼ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Can (16 ounces) Rotel Tomatoes and Chilies, Undrained
- 1 Can (16 ounces) Black Beans, Rinsed and Well Drained
- ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ Cup Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt
- ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Spray a skillet with non stick spray. Over medium-high heat, sauté the ground turkey until no longer pink. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Add the olive oil to the pan and saute the onion and red pepper until wilted and soft. Add the garlic, and cook and stir for another minute. Then add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, red pepper flakes and cinnamon. Cook mixture until the spices get fragrant or about 2-3 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, beans and cooked ground turkey and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Serve garnished with Cheddar cheese, yogurt and cilantro.