Pasta with Turkey Black Bean Chili

Serves 6

1 pound of your favorite pasta, uncooked
2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
12 oz. ground turkey
1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
1 jalapeño, cored and thinly sliced
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 16-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups water

Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Crumble the turkey into the skillet. Cook, stirring to break up the turkey, until the liquid is evaporated from the skillet and the turkey begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, jalapeño, chili powder, cumin and garlic and cook until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, cilantro and water. Heat to boiling, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. (The chili can be made up to one day in advance.)

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Add the chili and stir over medium heat until the sauce is simmering and the pasta is coated with sauce. Divide among bowls and serve immediately.