The perfect way to get rid of that winter chill is by curling up with a warm bowl of Turkey Chili!
This recipe is one of my favorites because it is packed with zesty flavor and tons of nutritious veggies. It is perfect for game day feasting, easy weekday meals or to serve a large group; an ideal Holiday party dinner option.
I like making my Chili in a slow cooker– This saves time but also allows the flavors to really sink into the meat. Prep in the morning and let the sauces and spices cook throughout the day, until ready to serve.
PS: Don’t be fooled- While the ingredient list is long, this is the EASIEST dish to make. You are literally cooking meat and then dumping the rest together. You can totally rock this one and look like a super chef in 3 easy steps!
When ready, serve with low fat sour cream, chives, avocado, and a little sprinkle of cheese on top. This recipe is definitely a crowd pleaser and great for you because it’s a SUPER EASY clean-up!
Last but not least, this is a Balanced Beauty approved dish because you are eating lean protein and veggies. A super combo that tastes great and keeps you looking great!
- 1 lb. (16 oz.) ground turkey (not ground turkey breast)
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cans corn, drained
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans, drained
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Optional toppings: Cilantro, shredded cheese, scallions, red onion, sour cream, avocado, corn chips, etc.
- In a medium skillet set to medium-high heat, add oil. Once hot, add ground turkey. Crumble and cook until almost cooked through but still slightly pink, 4-5 minutes.
- Drain excess liquid. Add turkey to your slow cooker along with all remaining ingredients. Stir until combined. Cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Once cooked, taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Ladle into individual serving bowls and top with any desired toppings.
TIP: If you’d prefer to make this on your stovetop, follow cooking instructions for turkey (cook in a large pot instead), then add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Uncover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.