This is a great low-fat, reduced-sodium chili that will please a lot of people! Note that it uses chili powder made from pure ground chilies, not chili powder. You can find ground chili in the spice section of most major groceries or in Latin American grocery stores.

Corazonas Heart-Healthy Chili


2 teaspoons olive oil

2 cups diced red onion (2 small), divided

1¼ pounds ground turkey

2 (15-ounce) cans low-sodium black beans

1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with puree

2 cups diced red bell pepper (2 medium)

1 quart low-sodium reduced-fat chicken broth

¼ cup ground chili powder (such as ancho, pasilla, or New Mexico)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons dried oregano

¼ cup cornmeal


1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, warm the oil and sauté 1½ cups of the onions until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the turkey, breaking it into large pieces only (you don’t want it to get too crushed). Brown briefly, then add the beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, broth, chili powder, garlic, cumin and oregano. Stir well and set the pot lid ajar.

2. Simmer the chili over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Remove the lid and add the cornmeal while stirring. Leave the lid off and simmer another 15 minutes, until the chili thickens slightly.

3. Serve with the remaining ½ cup onions sprinkled on top.

Serves 8 to 10.

*Recipe courtesy of Corazonas.*