Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 30m
Ready In

"Nothing regionally "authentic" about this, but it's how we like it. :) Substitute canned black beans for a change of taste, or use 1 can each of kidney and black beans. Adjust "heat" to your tastes by adding or subtracting red chili pepper flakes."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (728.9 g)
  • Calories 837.6
  • Total Fat - 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 124.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1410.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 98.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 38.9 g
  • Sugars - 20.8 g
  • Protein - 86 g
  • Calcium - 270.5 mg
  • Iron - 16.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 41 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat 1 tbs. oil in skillet. Saute onions and garlic until soft, and slightly browned. Put into Slow Cooker .

Step 2

Heat remaining oil and brown ground turkey (I use ground dark meat, not as dry as breast meat when cooked). Put meat into Slow Cooker .

Step 3

Add remaining ingredients to Slow Cooker and stir together.

Step 4

Cover and cook on high for 4-6 hours.

Step 5

Serve in large bowls, with cornbread on side. Optional toppings at table: Diced red or sweet yellow onion. Shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese. Sour cream.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I cut the recipe in half and used ground chicken that I had left over from another recipe...this makes a lot...loved all the flavors and you get a hint of the liquid smoke...I increased the chile and pepper flakes...we love heat.. this is a keeper...made for FYC tag game...


review by:
(19 Mar 2020)


Very good and very spicy! I did make some changes to this recipe by using only one pound of ground turkey and as I did not have any tomato sauce I used a second can of tomatoes along with a can of chicken broth. Next time I will cut down on the chili powder a bit or use the mild as suggested. I think my chili powder is "hot" but used regular red pepper flakes instead of the red chili pepper flakes. Good chili which we enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(7 Mar 2015)


I made this as instructed except for using a chipotle pepper and tomato sauce instead of canned tomato sauce. This was enough for 4 generous portions and we had some left over. I will be making this recipe again for sure. Thanks for sharing it here with us.


review by:
(25 Sep 2013)

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