BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Ridiculously Easy Black Bean-Turkey Chili

  • Prep Time 0:10
  • Cook Time 0:20
  • Estimated Cost $13.00

Even if you think you can’t cook, you can make this chili. Prepared pico de gallo gives the chili a boost in the flavor and texture departments and tastes fresher than canned tomatoes. It’s easy, fast, cheap and delicious. So stop sending me emails about how my recipes are too expensive and complicated (you know who you are!) and make this.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil Pantry
  • 1 onion, chopped $0.50
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey $3
  • 2 15-oz. cans black beans, drained $3
  • 1 16-oz. container pico de gallo (preferably the refrigerated kind $3.50
  • 1 tsp cumin $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • 1 tsp chili powder $1.50 for 1 oz.
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry

Recipe Serves 4-6


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant. Add ground turkey and allow turkey to brown, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add beans, pico de gallo, cumin, chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10-12 minutes until hot and bubbly. If chili become too thick while cooking, add a little water.
  3. Serve hot, as is or garnished with shredded cheese, cilantro, chopped onions, sour cream, avocado, hot sauce, etc.

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Amanda, on Mar 6, 11:17 AM, wrote:

That looks pretty darned good! Thanks for the recipe.

Becca, on Mar 16, 06:48 PM, wrote:

just a note, there doesn’t seem to be enough wet ingredients, so I suggest you don’t drain the beans, and maybe add some salsa as well as the pico de gallo.

tastes amazing though!

Susanne, on Apr 1, 12:10 PM, wrote:

I tried this last night — beans on sale .80 can, substituted fresh salsa from Whole Foods (couldn’t find any pico de gallo) (live downtown Portland OR)— it was delicious! Really really good. Thanks for the recipe and for the record, I don’t think you should include the cost of “normal” spices — it IS brokeass GOURMET after all – most of us have these on hand.

Garrett, on Apr 23, 10:27 AM, wrote:

I’ll be making this tonight for a third time. But when you throw me into the mix with this recipe, it ends up only feeding about 3. MMm Good.

Michelle, on Oct 18, 01:17 PM, wrote:

I made this last night. It was delicious. I added some extra chili powder and pico de gallo and it was very tasty for “on the fly” chili!

Nick Stroud, on Apr 4, 07:26 PM, wrote:

This was super easy and super delicious! Five stars. This will stay in my regularly scheduled diet. I kicked it up a notch with a pinch or two of cayenne and some chipotle pepper sauce. My girlfriend and I are in love with your site!

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This was my very first attempt at cooking. I just graduated and moved to a new city for work and quickly got tired of take out. Not only was it super easy, but it was freaking delicious! Super easy and made me feel super proud of myself!

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