Chilli Ground Turkey Black Beans and Rice

For those in the mood for something spicy, this Black Bean Turkey Chili with Brown Rice will fire up your appetite!

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Chilli Ground Turkey Black Beans and Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 35 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz) tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional garnish)
  • avocado slices (optional garnish)
  • lime wedges (optional garnish)


  • If you’re looking to add a little spice to mealtime then try your hand at this delicious and easy-to-make recipe for turkey and black bean chili!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Sauté for about two minutes or until they become soft and fragrant.

    Step 3

  • Add the ground turkey, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to coat the turkey and vegetables with the spices. Cook for 5 minutes allowing the turkey to brown.

    Step 4

  • Pour in the diced tomatoes, black beans, and vegetable broth. Stir to combine all the ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil.

    Step 5

  • Reduce the heat to low and let the chili simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 6

  • Add the cooked brown rice to the pot and continue simmering for another 10 minutes.

    Step 7

  • Serve in a bowl and garnish.

    Recipe Tip

    If you prefer a thicker chili, you can let it simmer for a bit longer.

Get ready to spice up your taste buds with a delicious twist on a classic dish – Spicy Turkey & Black Bean Chili with Brown Rice. This hearty and flavorful meal is perfect for those chilly nights when you’re craving something warm and comforting. The combination of tender turkey, hearty black beans, and aromatic spices creates a mouthwatering medley of flavors that will have you coming back for seconds. And when served over a bed of fluffy Success® Brown Rice it becomes a complete and satisfying meal.

Oh Cayenne!

Ah, cayenne pepper! It’s a spicy little ingredient that adds a fiery kick to your dishes. If you are looking to add some flavor to your meals, cayenne pepper is a go-to spice.

Cayenne pepper is made from dried and ground red chili peppers. It’s known for its heat, thanks to the compound called capsaicin. This fiery compound is what gives cayenne pepper its signature punch.

In the kitchen, cayenne pepper can be used in a variety of ways. Sprinkle it on roasted vegetables for an extra kick, add it to marinades or sauces for some heat, or even mix it with chocolate for a unique twist on some swicy desserts like this Coconut and Cardamom Rice Pudding.

How to Chop Cilantro

Chopping cilantro may seem like a simple task, but it can make a world of difference in your dishes. You can add it to things like salsa, guacamole, or a flavorful curry and  knowing how to chop cilantro properly can elevate the flavors in your cooking.

  • To start, gather your fresh cilantro and give it a good rinse under cold water. Shake off any excess moisture and pat it dry with a paper towel. Now, grab a sharp knife and place the cilantro on a cutting board.
  • Hold the bunch of cilantro by the stems and position your knife at an angle. Start chopping from one end of the bunch to the other, making sure to include both leaves and stems. Remember that cilantro stems are packed with flavor too!
  • Continue chopping until you reach your desired consistency. If you prefer finely chopped cilantro, keep going until the pieces are small and uniform. For a more rustic texture, you can leave them slightly larger.
  • Once you’ve finished chopping, gather up your freshly chopped cilantro and add it to your recipe. The vibrant green color and fragrant aroma will enhance any dish you’re preparing.

So there you have it – an easy guide on how to chop cilantro like a pro! Enjoy experimenting with this versatile herb in all of your culinary creations. Practice with our Baja Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream or our Cilantro Lime Rice.