Oct 20, 2019

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This slow cooker turkey chili is creamy and warming, perfect to take off the chill as fall and the football season begins. 


Slow Cooker Turkey Chili


This chili is super creamy and spicy. It gets its creaminess from refried beans. Who knew using refried beans as a thickener would be so tasty? This chili also makes terrific leftovers.

It really doesn't need any garnish besides a squeeze of lime and some fresh cilantro.

Turkey Chili made in the slow cooker

Shopping list for this Crock Pot Turkey Chili:


You'll needs some olive oil, diced onion, ground turkey, and beef broth. 
In addition, you'll need canned diced tomatoes, black beans, and a can of refried beans. 
I also added fresh tomatillo salsa.
Spices include chili powder, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper. 
I also added some finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, tomato paste, and salt and pepper. 

How to make this slow cooker turkey chili:


First, brown the onion and the turkey in a skillet. 
Next, add the turkey onion mixture to a slow cooker.
Add beef broth, tomatoes, beans, refried beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, chipotles, and tomato paste, into the slow cooker and stir.
Finally, cover the slow cooker and cook on low for six hours.

My favorite slow cooker is the All Clad with the cast aluminum insert, but any 5 to 7 quart slow cooker will do. 

Turkey Chili made in the slow cooker with cilantro and limes



Five more delicious chili recipes:


Slow Cooker and Black Bean Chili

Chili Con Carne

Tomato, Kidney Bean, and Roast Beef Chili Soup

Slow Cooker White Bean and Chicken Chili

Chiliville Chili



Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Black Beans


Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Black Beans
Yield: 6 servings
Author:

ingredients:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 20 ounces of ground turkey, divided into chunks
  • 2 C beef broth
  • 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes, juice included
  • 2 15 ounce cans of black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can refried beans
  • 1 C salsa (I used this salsa)
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 T ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 T finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh limes and cilantro to garnish

instructions:

How to cook Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Black Beans

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil.
  2. Add the onion and cook for about four or five minutes.
  3. Add the turkey and brown it for about five minutes.
  4. Place the onion and turkey into the slow cooker.
  5. Add the broth, tomatoes, beans, refried beans, salsa, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, chipotles, and tomato paste, and stir.
  6. Cover and cook on low for six hours.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges.
chili, turkey, black beans
Slow cooker
American

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Adapted from 365 Days of Slow Cooking. This is an updated post from April, 2013 with a new recipe card and story.

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This slow cooker turkey chili is creamy and warming, perfect to take off the chill as fall and the football season begins.

13 comments:

  1. Your chili looks delicious and comforting!

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    1. Thank you! Even my husband, who prefers beef anything, loved it.

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  2. I've made a lot of chili, but I've gotta fess up that I also didn't know about the trick of using refried beans as a creamy thickener. Brilliant! Plus, it's a great way to sneak in even more nutrition - love it!

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  3. I;m so glad I saw this recipe today!! I've just started using my slow cooker again now that the weather is cooling down here. I can't wait t make this chilli!

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  4. Love making turkey chili in the crockpot! Your recipe looks amazing! Hearty and filling :)

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  5. Can I cook it stovetop and let it simmer a few hours? I don't have a slow cooker... I know! The horror!

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    1. I would cook it in an oven set at about 225 degrees F.

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  6. Once again, great minds Karen but while we both went with turkey our recipes are very different this event. Yours sounds amazing. I especially love the addition of salsa verde.

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  7. The refried beans in this is a fabulous idea for a thickener. Adding this to our menu plan soon.

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  8. I love slow cooker chili recipes. I also love that this recipe uses ground turkey! I can't wait to try it.

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