Turkey Chili (One-Pot or Slow Cooker)FULLforLife
As soon as it gets chilly outside, the slow cooker has a permanent place on our countertop.
If you’re a slow cooker fan like we are, you’ll love this recipe. Listed at the bottom is a quick and easy way to recreate your leftovers!
Last night, we made chili and had enough leftover to feed an army. So we don’t get sick of it, we do two things:
1. We freeze half of it in a huge mason jar for dinner down the road. Leave a 2-inch clearance between the top of the jar and the chili. Frozen liquid expands, so don’t overfill it or the jar will crack. Trust us, we know from experience… EEK!
2. We also recreate our leftovers so that our family doesn’t get sick of the same old thing. Tonight, we’ll be adding a little curry and cheese to make stuffed peppers with our leftover chili.
We love to serve this dish with Cornbread Muffins.
How to “reinvent” your leftover chili:
In next to no time, you can whip up a different, yet delicious meal.
- Chili Stuffed Peppers: A great way to put a spin on leftovers from this meal is by adding a little curry, some whole grain rice and stuffing a pepper. Cut off the top of a bell pepper, remove seeds, stuff pepper half full with chili, layer a small amount of cheese and fill remaining space with chili. Top stuffed pepper with small amount of cheese. Place in baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until pepper softens and center is warm.
With minimal prep, this one-pot turkey chili will easily be one of your go-to comfort meals. This incredible, perfectly spiced chili is made with lean ground turkey, kidney beans and corn. It's guilt and gluten-free, making it the perfect meal on a chilly night.
Optional Toppings and Garnishes:
Slow Cooker Instructions:
If you make this recipe in a slow cooker, reduce the chicken broth to 1/2 cup. Brown the turkey before adding to the slow cooker. Add remaining main ingredients, herbs and spices to slow cooker. Mix to combine. Cover and cook 8 hours on low or 4 hours on medium-high. Garnish, serve and enjoy. This makes a simple and delicious tailgating or football party recipe!
Heat EVOO in a large pot.
Using medium heat, sauté onion and peppers for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add ground turkey and break up the meat; cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Stir. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, kidney beans and corn. Stir.
Feel free to taste test and add more spices to your liking. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer chili mixture for 30-45 minutes, stirring every few minutes until chili thickens and flavors come together. Garnish, serve and enjoy!
Optional Additions: 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and 2 teaspoons of dried oregano. When we have these ingredients on hand, we add them.