Turkey Chili Crock Pot Recipe

Jill Holtz

September 26, 2016

turkey chili

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This Turkey Chili Crock Pot recipe from mum and coach Kelsey Shackley is great for your slow cooker and uses turkey mince instead of beef mince as a lighter alternative.

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You can also make it ahead of time and freeze, or put the ingredients into your freezer bag ready for a dump meal later.


Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tblsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans (or pinto beans) drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can all-natural diced tomatoes, no sugar added
  • 12 fresh cilantro sprigs or green onion, finely chopped (for garnish; optional)
  • Sprinkle frozen corn (optional)


  1. Heat oil in large sauce pan over medium-high heat
  2. Add turkey, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute
  4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid). Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low; gently bio, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. At this stage you can freeze your ingredients for later cooking.
  6. Set your crock pot/slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours to cook.
  7. Serve warm, sprinkle with cilantro and the corn

Kelsey has a free ebook of Busy Mom Crock-Pot Recipes which you can grab over here.

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