Slow Cooker Turkey and Black Bean Chili

This chili recipe is packed with black beans rich in soluble fiber, which may help lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. It also utilizes no-salt-added canned items and dried herbs that are not only affordable but heart-healthy as well.


  • 2 lbs. ground, skinless turkey breast
  • 2 cans no-salt-added black beans (rinsed, drained)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 can no-salt-added, diced tomato (undrained)
  • 2 cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano (crumbled)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 medium garlic cloves (minced)


  1. Place ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook over low setting for 8-10 hours, or over high setting for 3-4 hours.

Dietitian Tips

  • Pair this meal with a serving of veggies and a whole-grain roll or brown rice to create a balanced meal.
  • Can’t find no salt or sodium added beans? Rinse the beans under running water to remove excess salt.

Recipe from the American Heart Association


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