Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Beans

Lately I’ve been SUPER bored with my meals. I tend to eat the same foods over and over (and over) again until I’m absolutely sick of them. Since I’ve been so busy lately, making my usual meals has become second nature and doesn’t require much thought/creativity. But if I have to eat one more ground turkey/sweet potato/vegetable combo, I might go literally insane…. Thus, my modification of Skinny Taste’s Crock Pot Turkey Chili. Thanks to those of you that emailed me some recipes after I tweeted about my dilemma. I’m so excited to try them!

This chili has a little bit of a kick to it, so you may need to add tissues to the list of ingredients if you’re a baby like me and can’t handle much spice πŸ™‚

Oh, and you’re in luck. I’ve decided to compensate for my lack of quality photos by adding some… friends… to my photos.

Chili a la Glass Duck

Chili a la Glass Turtle

Chili a la Giraffe (you knew this one was coming, didn’t you? ;-))Β 

ChiliGiraffeBroken Nikon = iPhone pictures = boring = add animals (because life is better when animals are involved)

Let’s get to the recipe, shall we?

Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 1 cupΒ 

You’ll need:

  • 1.25 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 10 oz. can Rotel Mild Tomatoes
  • 8 oz. can plain tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup all natural chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika


  • Cook the turkey in a skillet over medium heat until brown; place in slow cooker
  • Add 1 tsp. oil, chopped pepper and onion to skillet and sautΓ© for 4-5 minutes; add to slow cooker
  • Add beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices to slow cooker. Stir until well blended.
  • Pour 1/4 cup chicken broth.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve with desired toppings. (I added cauliflower and avocado!)

Enjoy! πŸ™‚Β 


36 thoughts on “Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Beans

  1. I just bought some ground turkey!!! (yeay for discounts on JenniO πŸ™‚ ) This recipe was totally meant to be- I am going to make this tonight!

  2. Lol love the giraffe and the turtle, too cute πŸ™‚ Yum to that chilli it looks great. I can totally understand getting into a dinner rut. I think after I’ve completed this month’s breakfast challenge I might do a dinner challenge and try making something different every day for dinner to break my rut too. Let me know if you come across other good recipes from the ones you got emailed πŸ˜‰

  3. Your photos are perfectly fine buddy- even more so with your….friends.

    I really really want to make chilli but my stomach twerks when it comes into contact with beans! I wonder if adding more ground meat and peppers and tomatoes may still work? It screams comfort though!

    • Visit the original recipe.. it actually wasn’t made with beans!! The first night I had this my stomach did the same thing but I tried a little bit again the next day and I was fine… Thank god because I love me some black beans

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