Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This slow cooker meal was a savior. On top of a long workday, I had to drive an hour each way to pick up Russ from work and got home past dinner time. After a stressful afternoon, it was amazing to have a hot, comforting meal ready when we got home. Otherwise, I’m sure we would have had some unhealthy take-out that night.

The chili was a little more watery than I like, but scooping it out with a slotted spoon did the trick. I served it with some corn bread, which is the perfect side to hearty chili. I didn’t have time for homemade and I’m not usually a fan of boxed mixes, but I found this all natural mix that doesn’t have any weird chemicals added to it:

I recommend it! It’s really easy and quick to make and tastes great. All you need is a little oil, honey and eggs.

Have you ever had a crock pot meal save the day?

Recipe:

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 15-oz. cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 T ground cumin
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tortilla chips, shredded cheese and/or sour cream for garnish

In a large skillet, sautee onion and bell pepper in olive oil until onions are soft. Add ground turkey and cook until browned and cooked through, breaking the turkey up with a spatula. Once cooked, place in slow cooker along with remaining ingredients except garnish. Stir to combine and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Serve with crushed tortilla chips, cheese and/or sour cream sprinkled on top.

4 Comments on Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

  1. Joy
    January 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm (8 years ago)

    I was lucky enough to receive a slow cooker from my mother for Christmas so I’ve been on the look out for really great recipes. Your turkey chilli totally fits the bill!

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  2. Belinda @zomppa
    January 24, 2011 at 7:25 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m sure he was thrilled to at this saving grace! Need to use the crockpot more – delicious (and last a while too!)

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  3. Tes
    January 25, 2011 at 5:09 am (8 years ago)

    This turkey chili sounds like a beautiful family comfort food. It sounds so full of flavor and warm 🙂

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  4. Amy Bakes Everything
    January 25, 2011 at 1:35 pm (8 years ago)

    This chili looks amazing! My slow cooker is the most under-used appliance in my kitchen – mostly because it doesn’t occur to me to use it. Maybe if I put it out on the counter, I could remember to use it!

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