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Easy Slow Cooker 4-Bean Turkey Chili

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

A slow cooker classic!! Try this hearty bean and turkey chili with a smokey kick!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey, 93% lean
  • 1 green pepper, diced and cored
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeƱos, diced and cored
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Smoke Seasoning (or smoked paprika)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 4.5-ounce can diced green chilis
  • 1 15-ounce can Great White Northern Beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • salt/pepper

Optional:

  • habanero pepper, diced (for additional spice)
  • shredded cheese, for garnish
  • green onions, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey when the oil is hot. Use a wooden spoon the break the turkey into small pieces and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Move the turkey to the edges of the pan and add all fresh vegetables (onion, pepper, jalepeƱo). Stir until well mixed with the ground turkey. Cook for another 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the meat is cooked through and onions are beginning to turn translucent. Drain additional liquid from the pan.
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, smoke seasoning and minced garlic. Stir to combine. Add entire mixture to the crock pot.
  4. To the crock pot, add green chilis, all beans, and tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  5. Set the slow cooker on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3 hours.
  6. The chili is best when consumed the next day. Store in airtight containers (I like Pyrex) and enjoy within 4 days. Freeze a portion if you prefer, instead of letting it sit for more than 4 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: about 2.5 cups
  • Calories: 417
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Protein: 33.1g