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.
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.
2 1/2 starch, 2 lean protein, 1 vegetable