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Black Bean and Turkey Chili
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Contributed by: Maureen BringhurstAdded: Feb 05, 2010 at 08:53 AM


Delicious, low-fat, versatile. Can be prepared as a vegetarian dish. Dress with condiments if desired, depending upon your blood type: cheese, sour cream, chips, black olives, green onion, lime juice, cilantro, avocado or chopped tomato.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (or 3-4 cloves, minced)
  • 1 can chopped green chilies (4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (chicken is fine, too)
  • 4 cups of black beans (2 cups dried, rehydrated) or 2 cans, drained [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 2 cups diced cooked, turkey
    Of course chicken may be used in place of turkey. For a spicier dish, substitute jalapeno for green chilies, depending upon taste. White beans (cannellini) can be substituted for black beans-then it's called 'White Chicken/Turkey Chili'
How to make it:
  1. Saute onion and garlic with spices.
  2. Add broth, half of beans and turkey.
  3. Mash remaining beans (easier if you put them through the blender with a little liquid).
  4. Add beans to pot.
  5. Bring to boil.
  6. Simmer 20-25 minutes
    I like to make it in the morning and keep it warm in the crock pot for one of those crazy nights when our busy family is going in different directions.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Oregano2 N N B B N B N B
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Cannellini Bean  N N N N N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Black Bean2 B N A A A A N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 14, 2010 at 00:48 AM By: Dr. Pepper