• 1 TB olive oil, butter or coconut oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 red bell peppers seeded and diced
  • 4 onions diced
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 TB ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • One 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • Two 6 oz cans tomato paste
  • Two 15oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • One 15oz can refried beans
  • One 4 oz can diced green Ortega chiles
  • One 4 oz can diced jalepeno peppers (optional)


  1. Heat oil in large pot. Add turkey, bell peppers, onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, cayenne and bay leaves; cook stirring occasionally until the turkey is browned and vegetables softened.
  2. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, the beans, chilies and jalepenos; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, stirring as needed, until the flavors are well blended, about 45-60 minutes. Discard bay leaves.


Optional toppings: avocado, cilantro and grated cheese.



Print Friendly, PDF & Email