Saturday, December 23, 2017

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a hearty meal that you can make with leftover holiday turkey or ground turkey -- an easy recipe for a scrumptious weeknight meal that your family is sure to love.

Hi! My name is Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog, and I am so excited to be here on The Slow Roasted Italian. During the winter months, delicious soups and stews are always a big hit in our home – like this Cheesy Italian Sausage Potato Chowder . I love them because they’re easy to put together, especially if you’re using a slow cooker. My boys love them because they are hearty meals that fill their bellies!

And chances are if you’ve had a holiday meal or two, you might just have some leftovers. What I love about this Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is that you can start with your leftover holiday turkey or for the rest of the year simply brown a pound of ground turkey – both are equally delicious!

Then you’ll add standard chili ingredients and spices that’ll combine for one easy and hearty weeknight dinner.

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Helpful Tips to make Slow Cooker Turkey Chili:

  • This is an excellent recipe for left over turkey.
  • You can also use ground turkey in this recipe.
  • To kick it up you can add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or 1-2 diced jalapenos added at the start of cooktime.
  • To thicken up the chili, you can mash one can of the beans in the slow cooker and then add the remaining ingredients.
  • Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is freezer friendly. Allow chili to cool to room temperature. Portion into containers. Top with plastic wrap pressed onto the chili (to help keep out freezer burn). Replace lid and freeze. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat low and slow.

What you will need to make Slow Cooker Turkey Chili:

  • Slow Cooker - the slow cooker is almost my most used kitchen gadget, especially during fall/winter! It's just so convenient, and lets face it, it makes comfort food taste even better!

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Easy Slow Cooker Chili

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Yield: 6

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a hearty meal that you can make with leftover holiday turkey or ground turkey -- an easy recipe for a scrumptious weeknight meal that your family is sure to love.
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 4 H & 15 MTotal time: 4 H & 30 M


  • 3-4 cups of roasted turkey, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional garnishes
  • shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • chopped cilantro
  • sour cream
  • tortilla strips


  1. Add all ingredients (except garnishes) to a 5-quart slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until heated through. Top with your favorite garnishes. Serve and enjoy!
  1. You can use 1 pound of ground turkey fried in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, in place of the roasted turkey.

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