Before I leave you with a to-die-for crockpot turkey chili, I want to wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Take this time to enjoy your family, friends and all loved ones! Thank you so much for reading my blog and cooking my food. Thank you for everything!:) As for me, I’ll be enjoying clean food, spending time with family/friends and on the ski slopes. We are teaching our 7 year old to snowboard. Wish me luck and I’ll need lots of wine.:) And like I said below, I will be simmering this crockpot turkey chili in my slow cooker this week.
If you are a chili lover like me, then you might also like Buffalo Chicken Chili and Chicken Chili Con Queso => both are crockpot recipes. And I have 2 more chili recipes along with 11 other crock pot, 12 vegetarian and 20+ gluten free dinner recipes in my 30 Quick Clean Dinner Recipes eBook that is 20% OFF for a limited time.
When I still had weight to lose, every Monday night, I watched The Biggest Loser. I found the show very motivating and I could relate myself to the contestants. It made me feel cozy, I wasn’t suffering alone. Haha, very nice, Olena. Plus, it’s not very mind occupying stuff. Just like the Real Housewives I watch. Yeah…
Anyways, there was this guy, Ken, and one day he made turkey chili. While I’m sure he didn’t invent the recipe, it tastes darn good and is full of veggies.
This crockpot turkey chili is one of my first clean meals I ever made. So, you can’t fail it. I made a few changes and adapted it to a slow cooker. You absolutely can use leftover cooked turkey.
I make a lot of crockpot chili this time of the year because we like to go skiing, come home to a ready meal, and jump in a hot tub. In my world, that’s what Christmas break is for.
- 2 lbs ground turkey, extra lean or 1.5 lb leftover cooked turkey, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 large onions, diced
- 4 large celery stalks, chopped
- 3 large bell peppers, chopped
- 14 oz can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
- 14 oz can any white beans, drained & rinsed
- 28 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
- 1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced or to taste
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp taco seasoning, all natural
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Cooking spray (I use Misto)
- Preheat large non-stick skillet on high heat and add ground turkey. Cook until brown, stirring and breaking into small pieces with spatula, occasionally. Transfer to a large crockpot. If using leftover cooked turkey, skip the browning step.
- Return skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic, onion, celery, bell peppers and saute for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker, cover and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High. Reduce cooking time to 5 hours on Low and 3 hours on High, if using cooked turkey. Serve hot. Chili tastes even better the next day. This chili is mild enough for the kids. Add more heat with extra chili powder, Taco seasoning, diced green chiles or jalapenos.
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving = 1.5 cup:
Total Fat: 2.0 g
Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
Sodium: 673.0 mg
Total Carbs: 33.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
Protein: 33.8 g
WW Points+: 6
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