Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe

Simple Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe

  • Author: Adeiza !!!
  • Prep Time: 6 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours 9 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 11
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Spanish


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  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 pounds ground turkey (preferably dark meat)
  • 28-ounce can roasted chopped tomatoes over heat
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup bitter cocoa powder
  • 2 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth and more to lighten chili if needed.
  • 2 cups crushed corn tortilla chips, plus whole serving chips
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Two 15-ounce cans of 15-ounce pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Sliced shallot, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped marinated jalapeño, to serve.


  1. Heat the oil in a medium-large non-sticky skillet at a medium-high heat.
  2. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, until oil is brick red and mixture is dry, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add ground turkey and 1 tablespoon salt and cook, stirring and breaking into small chunks, until turkey needs to be cooked thoroughly at this point.
  4. Transfer mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  5. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, cocoa powder, vinegar, oregano and 1 teaspoon salt in a skillet over medium-high heat and bring to boil, stirring.
  6. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add tomato, beans, onions, crushed tortillas and garlic mixture to insert and mix.
  8. Cover and simmer for 6-8 hours.
  9. Add chicken broth to dilute chili if necessary.
  10. Season with salt.


Serve with green onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, marinated jalapeño and tortilla chips.

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