Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Mikekey *


Nothing regionally "authentic" about this, but it's how we like it. :) Substitute canned black beans for a change of taste, or use 1 can each of kidney and black beans. Adjust "heat" to your tastes by adding or subtracting red chili pepper flakes.

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20 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
yellow onion, chopped
1 medium
red onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 lb
ground turkey (dark meat-breast is too dry)
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 can(s)
(15 oz. each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
(29 oz.) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp
liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/3 c
mild chili powder
1 Tbsp
ground cumin
1 large
dried new mexico chile, crumbled
1 tsp
red chili pepper flakes (or to taste)

How to Make Slow Cooker Turkey Chili


  • 1Heat 1 tbs. oil in skillet. Saute onions and garlic until soft, and slightly browned. Put into Slow Cooker.
  • 2Heat remaining oil and brown ground turkey (I use ground dark meat, not as dry as breast meat when cooked). Put meat into Slow Cooker.
  • 3Add remaining ingredients to Slow Cooker and stir together. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.
  • 4Serve in large bowls, with cornbread on side. Optional toppings at table: Diced red or sweet yellow onion. Shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese. Sour cream.

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About Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Southwestern