Crock-Pot (Or Not) Turkey Chili Recipe

The weather has changed drastically around this way. Yesterday it was 25 degrees, eek. It’s quite an adjustment for this California girl. Luckily, I have the perfect recipe that helps warm me up on these cold winter days and nights. It can be made with the use of a crock-pot (which is preferred because it gets all those flavors bursting) or you can throw all the ingredients in a regular pot if you don’t have the time to let it cooks for hours.

Turkey Chili Recipe

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1 lb. ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 jalapeño, chopped (feel free to take out the seeds depending on how much spice you want)
24 oz vegetable broth (I used the Trader Joe’s brand)
2 10 oz cans of diced tomatoes and green chiles
1 6 oz can of tomato paste
2 tbsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt (optional, there’s already enough sodium here in my opinion)
1 tsp garlic powder

What To Do

1. Cook the ground turkey, minced garlic cloves and onion in the appropriate sized skillet (I used a large skillet).

2. Add the ground turkey, onion and garlic mix into a crock pot.

3.  Add all of the other ingredients into the crock pot and stir well but gently so you don’t break up the beans. Set the crock-pot on low for 4-6 hours (I let my batch cook for 5 hours).

*Note, if you don’t have a crock-pot, follow the steps above with a regular pot and bring to a boil and reduce to low heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes*

This makes about 8 one cup servings. Approximate nutritional information: 208 calories per cup, 7.9 grams total fat, 18.9 grams carbohydrates, 14.6 grams of protein, 5.5 grams of fiber

Bon appétit!


More about Udeme

Hi! I'm Udeme and I'm an attorney by day and a blogger by night. I dropped 70 pounds 12 years ago and health/fitness became a passion of mine. I live in the DC metro area with my "husby" although I'll forever be a California girl at heart. I love a good read, BravoTV, natural hair, anything fitness related (of course) and spending time with my family and friends. ?

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