One of my must have fall recipes is a classic turkey chili. I know it’s something that almost everyone will love and it’s easy to whip up without making a total mess in my kitchen. This turkey chili crockpot recipe will hit the spot on those cooler days. It’s a versatile meal that can be customized to suit anyone’s taste or style. You can make it on the stove top if you are not a crockpot fan! This is also an easy meal to prepare for your family or gatherings of any size.
This turkey chili crockpot recipe can also be made on the stove top as well making it a versatile and easy meal to prepare for your family or gatherings.
Another reason you really have to try this chili is the flavor! Don’t let that turkey scare you off! I know classic chili is made with beef but this low-fat option does not lack flavor.
You might be pleasantly surprised, give this recipe a try! You can make it fun for parties or the kids by adding a toppings bar. Have guests add their own combination of cheese, sour cream, chives, hot sauce, plain greek yogurt, and crackers!
Ingredients for Turkey Chili Slow Cooker Recipe
Ground turkey is the star of the show but it will have a lot of co-stars that will enhance the entire dish.
Some of those co-stars include tomato paste, chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and so much more. In fact, the list of seasonings will make for an artistic photo opportunity.
All of the seasonings have a purpose and while it may seem like the flavor will be diluted, it will actually create its own flavor. There is a reason we use crockpots, to cook a meal with little help from the cook.
But another reason is to give the ingredients time to meld together and make something amazing. Chili, this chili, is a prime example of how great the crockpot can be when making a meal for your family.
Directions for Turkey Chili Slow Cooker Recipe:
Heat oil in a skillet and brown turkey. Drain excess grease.
Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix in all ingredients.
Cook turkey chili in low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
Top with cheese before serving. We like to use extra cheese and mix some in during the last minutes of cooking and then add MORE on top. It must be our Wisconsin roots or something.
This crockpot turkey chili recipe is perfect for gatherings or those days when you want less mess at the end of the day.
You can also make this recipe on the stovetop by browning the meat and combining all ingredients in a large pot over low to medium heat for 40 minutes.
Plus it goes GREAT with a margarita and makes for a fabulous game day recipe!
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 can tomato soup low sodium
- 1 can diced tomatoes with chilis
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1 can corn
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 pinch allspice
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 3/4 tbsp onions minced
- Heat oil in a skillet and brown turkey. Drain excess grease.
- Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix in all ingredients.
- Cook turkey chili in low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Top with cheese before serving. We like to use extra cheese and mix some in during the last minutes of cooking and then add MORE on top. It must be our Wisconsin roots or something.
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