This really is my favorite chili. I used to make it meatless, but my family likes it better with ground turkey added.
2 cups cooked black beans (or 4 cups if making meatless)
1/2 lb. ground turkey
2 Tbsp cumin seed
1 tsp dried sage or 2 sage leaves
1 Tbsp oregano
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. chopped bottled jalapeno slices
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 lg can diced or crushed tomatoes
Roast cumin, sage, and oregano in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Heat oil and add onion, garlic, green pepper, and toasted spices. Cook until onions are soft. Add ground turkey, if using, and brown. Add tomatoes, jalapenos, beans, 1 cup of bean cooking liquid, and remaining spices.
Simmer for at least 30 minutes, adding liquid if needed.