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slow cooker turkey chili

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Mikekey *
Seattle, WA

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.

(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow cooker turkey chili

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 md
    yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 md
    red onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 lb
    ground turkey (dark meat-breast is too dry)
  • 1 can
    (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 can
    (15 oz. each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can
    (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 lg
    dried new mexico chile, crumbled
  • 1 tsp
    red chili pepper flakes (or to taste)

How To Make slow cooker turkey chili

  • 1
    Heat 1 tbs. oil in skillet. Saute onions and garlic until soft, and slightly browned. Put into Slow Cooker.
  • 2
    Heat remaining oil and brown ground turkey (I use ground dark meat, not as dry as breast meat when cooked). Put meat into Slow Cooker.
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients to Slow Cooker and stir together. Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.
  • 4
    Serve 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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