Saylor Chili – Simple Black Bean and Ground Turkey Chili Recipe

Saylor Chili – Simple Black Bean and Ground Turkey Chili Recipe

My favorite recipe to prepare in the fall and winter, whether it’s for Kari and myself, or for a party or get together, is my “famous” Saylor Chili. I’ve worked and tweaked this recipe over the years, and it’s become a crowd favorite. I’ve hosted Saylor Chili parties in the past.
Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 lb Ground Turkey
  • 2 28oz Cans Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Cans Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers diced
  • 1 White Onion diced
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • 1 bunch Green Onions sliced


  1. In a large stock pot, brown the Meat, drain off fat.
  2. Add Peppers, Onions, Jalapeños, Basil and Garlic, cook for 10 mins
  3. Reduce Heat to Low and add Chili Powder, Cumin, Salt, Pepper and Diced Tomatoes, Stir.

  4. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour 20 mins

  5. Add Beans and simmer for about 20 mins

  6. Serve in bowls and garnish with cheese, sour cream and green onions.

Jeremy Saylor

30-year-old nerd from Pittsburgh who's creating a better internet in Charlotte, NC.
Filed Under: Cheese | Chili | Heat | Onions | Soup | Turkey | Winter