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{Healthy} Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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Try this healthy and delicious slow cooker turkey chili with ground turkey and enjoy some healthy comfort food to keep you warm.

Try this healthy and delicious slow cooker turkey chili with ground turkey and enjoy some healthy comfort food to keep you warm.

I haven’t always liked chili.  For several years of my adult life I was stuck in a very childish frame of mind when it came to new foods.  If I didn’t like it as a kid I was convinced I wouldn’t like it as an adult.  Go ahead, roll your eyes.  I totally did it myself when I realized how crazy ridiculous that sounded!  

One night I was having dinner at a friend’s house and she made chili.  I was apprehensive.  Kid me did not like beans.  Even though…I’m not entirely sure kid me ever really ate beans.  But when you’re eating at someone else’s house you don’t want to be that person who refuses to eat what they serve.  It’s just plain rude.

Try this healthy and delicious slow cooker turkey chili with ground turkey and enjoy some healthy comfort food to keep you warm.

So I tentatively took the first bite.  And let me tell you what.  I LOVE CHILI!  Not just chili but beans.  Pinto beans, kidney beans, lima beans {but the hard ones you have to soak not the ones from a can…bleh!}, black beans, baked beans.  I ate two bowls of that chili and have experimented with half a dozen recipes since.  My favorite is my taco chili.  Are you even surprised that my favorite chili would taste like a taco?  You shouldn’t be. *This post may contain affiliate links.  To learn more about my disclosures policy click here*

But this is my healthy version of chili using ground turkey instead of beef.  We’re all looking to eat a little lighter after the holidays but not skimp on flavor.  I think this would even be delicious with leftover shredded Thanksgiving turkey.  Yum!  And the best part?  It cooks at your leisure in the slow cooker all day!

Try this healthy and delicious slow cooker turkey chili with ground turkey and enjoy some healthy comfort food to keep you warm.

Do you have a favorite chili recipe?

Meaghan

Try this healthy and delicious slow cooker turkey chili with ground turkey and enjoy some healthy comfort food to keep you warm.

{Healthy} Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Try this healthy and delicious slow cooker turkey chili with ground turkey and enjoy some healthy comfort food to keep you warm.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cans cannelini beans
  • 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 Tbs olive oil

Instructions

  1. Brown ground turkey in a medium skillet and add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, pepper, and onion to the skillet and sautee until translucent and add to slow cooker.
  3. Add beans, tomatoes, and oregano to the slow cooker and mix to combine.
  4. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours.

 

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Brian Jones

Thursday 13th of October 2016

I think most of us go through some sort of food epiphany as we grow up, the moment that you realise that kid you was a bit of a dick and has been missing out on loads of great food... There are so many things I eat now that I never touched as a kid.

Lovely looking chili, I love cooking chili in a slow cooker!

Meaghan

Friday 14th of October 2016

Kid me was such a weird and picky eater! I'm glad to be discovering new foods as I get older :)

~Meaghan

Hillary Reeves

Saturday 28th of November 2015

Kind of wishing now that I had more leftovers... is that crazy?

Meaghan

Tuesday 1st of December 2015

Uh, no! That's exactly what I'm hoping to do with our leftovers! It's great with shredded turkey instead of ground :)

~Meaghan

Johlene@FlavoursandFrosting

Friday 27th of November 2015

I have become the Crockpot queen, not because I´m so good, but because I love my Crockpot so! I will definitely be making this :)

Meaghan

Friday 27th of November 2015

I love our crock pot too! Funnily enough I use it more in the summer than the winter because we don't have AC so I hate having to turn on the oven when I can just plop it in the crock pot instead :)

~Meaghan

Paige

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

I LOVE chili, and this turkey chili looks completely amazing! So perfect for warming up on a cold day :) Can't wait to give this a try!

Meaghan

Friday 27th of November 2015

It really is! I generally go for beef over turkey almost every time but this one is so good I can hardly tell the difference!

~Meaghan

Brian Jones

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

Love the sound of this, really simple and delicious!

Meaghan

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

When even the picky eaters I babysit like this you know it's good!

~Meaghan