06 January 2014

Crockpot Turkey Chili

Last week it snowed and was freezing. You'll hear my say this more than once I hate winter. I hate being cold. 
I knew it would be the perfect time to whip up a big batch of some chili! 
To me there's nothing better than a huge pot of chili cooking in the crockpot all day long and coming home to the house smelling amazing. 
I love making a double or triple batch of this, letting it cool and freezing it in freezer plastic bags. 
It really helps on those crazy, busy days I need something quick for dinner. 
Just thaw it and throw it in the crockpot. Boom, dinner is done. Well kind of but you get the picture. 
Also, you might not want to literally throw the chili, just saying you might have a mess afterwards. :) 

If you been reading my blog for a while you know that I've made this before and might be a little different and that's because it is. I cleaned this up a bit. 
Now, I know the clean eating people might not think this is very clean but for my house hold its pretty clean compared to the chili I used to make so I'm pretty proud of myself. 
P.S. the hubs has no idea I cleaned it up or put veggies in it or that it was sorta good for him. 
I did puree the veggies so he wouldn't notice.
Let's just keep that between us, deal?
Now get cooking! 
Servings: 8 
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 4 hours on high 6 hours on low
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 (16 oz) can kidney beans, reduced sodium 
  • 1 (16 oz) can black beans, reduced sodium 
  • 1 (28 oz) can organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Brown ground turkey breast. Add onion, jalapeno, green pepper and garlic cook til soften and lightly brown. If you need to puree them, cook veggies in a separate pan til soften and onions are lightly brown. Cool then puree in blender
  2. Rinse all beans under cold water.
  3. Add all ingredients to crockpot. 
  4. Cook high for 4 hours, low for 6 hours. 
  5. Enjoy


  1. This looks absolutely fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  2. yummy!!! maybe i will change up my chicken taco chili for this one next time.... maybe, you know i'm addicted :)

  3. yummm definitely pinning this recipe for later!