Turkey Chili with Barley and Black Beans

This chili is delightfully filling and using turkey rather than beef makes it a healthier version than your standard chili recipe.  Add the red pepper flakes to help warm your tummy during those cold winter months!


2 tsp vegetable oil

2 shallots, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound ground turkey

2 cups crushed tomatoes

2 cups stock (beef or vegetable)

¼ cup barley

1 cup black beans (dried or canned)

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp Italian spice mix

2 bay leaves

½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a medium sized pot. Add the shallots, garlic and turkey, saute meat until no longer pink. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the beans and barley are tender (approximately thirty minutes).
  3. Remove bay leaves before serving.
  4. Freeze leftovers in the Burger Master container (allow chili to cool before filling container).