Bursting with barbecue flavor, this hearty chili recipe is loaded with red kidney beans, navy beans, vegetables, and smoked turkey sausage. Serve it up as a delicious midday meal with some crusty bread and a side salad.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Coat an unheated 4-quart nonstick saucepan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, navy beans, broth, tomato sauce, sausage, chili powder, and molasses. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Top with a dollop of yogurt. If desired, garnish with cilantro.


Tip: For a spicier chili, add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper along with the chili powder.

Variation: Vegetarian Bean Chili: Prepare as directed above except omit the turkey sausage.

Nutrition Facts

209.1 calories; protein 12.4g 25% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 4.5g; fat 5.1g 8% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 10mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1003IU 20% DV; vitamin c 15.6mg 26% DV; folate 5.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 46.6mg 5% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 11mg 4% DV; potassium 205.5mg 6% DV; sodium 687.3mg 28% DV.