Warm-up with this tasty turkey chili that will give you that “comfort food” feeling and is easy to make in a slow cooker. Turkey chili has fewer calories and fat than traditional beef chili, so using turkey is a great way to lighten up this classic winter dish. Not a ground turkey fan? Use ground chicken instead.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 pound tomato sauce
- 1 pound diced tomatoes
- 1.5 cups canned black beans
- 1.5 cups canned kidney beans
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- In a skillet over medium heat, heat the oil. Add ground turkey and cook until browned.
- Add the diced onion to the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes, until softened.
- Stir in minced garlic and cook an additional minute.
- Add turkey, onion and garlic to the slow cooker. Then add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Cook in the slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally until the chili is hot. Adjust any seasonings as needed.
- Top with avocado, guacamole or chopped green onions to serve.
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