Thursday, February 2, 2017

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Super Bowl Sunday is approaching fast!  The day when viewing the commercials on t.v. is as much FuN as watching the game.  It's become a tradition here- enjoying a bowl of hot hearty Slow Cooker Chili on that day!  Slow Cookers/ Crock Pots are so handy here.  All the ingredients go into the pot & the small kitchen appliance does the cooking.  A meal in a pot!

If there are any portions remaining, Chili freezes very well.  Cool before placing in containers, label/ date & freeze.        

This year there's a little change up in my recipe.  Lean Ground Turkey replaces Ground Beef!

2 Helpful Hints
  • My Slow Cooker has a non-stick coating, so the Green Pepper chunks are added on the bottom of the pot first to prevent any too crispy Ground Turkey.  (Yes, once I had crispy meat on the bottom & this is how I prevent it from occurring again.)
  • I brown the Ground Turkey before placing in the Slow Cooker's pot to remove the fat. 

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

1 lb. lean Ground Turkey
1 small Green Pepper, cut into small chunks
(1) 14.5 oz. can Diced Tomatoes, drained
(2) cans Red Kidney Beans (about 19 oz. each)
Chopped Onions (I use 1 Tablespoon dehydrated Onions.)
Chopped Parsley (I use 1 Tablespoon dehydrated Parsley.) 
2- 3 teaspoons Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
(2) cans Tomato Sauce (15 oz. each)

  1. Spray nonstick cooking pot of Slow Cooker with PAM. 
  2.  Brown Ground Turkey in a frying pan.
  3.  Cut Green Pepper into chunks & place in cooking pot.
  4.  Add browned Ground Turkey.
  5.  Add drained Diced Tomatoes.
  6.  Drain Kidney Beans.  Rinse in cold water.  Drain again.
  7.  Place on top of Diced Tomatoes.
  8.  Sprinkle on desired amount of chopped Onions & chopped Parsley.
  9.  Then, sprinkle Chili Powder, Garlic Powder & Oregano on top.
  10.  Pour Tomato Sauce on top & spread evenly.
  11.  Place lid on top of Slow Cooker/ Crock Pot.
  12.  Set temperature to High for 2 and 1/2 hours.  Then, reduce to Medium for 1/2 hour. 
  13.  Stir before serving into bowls.
While you're adding the Turkey Chili ingredients to your grocery list for this weekend, add Fat Free Sour Cream & Rye Bread.  A dollop of Sour Cream on top of Chili is so good!  The Rye Bread is great for dunking!

Go Falcons!!!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That would be perfect for Super bowl dinner and everyone can just help themselves. I am going to cook a turkey breast in the oven tomorrow so I was thinking of turkey and avocado sandwiches for Sunday deli sandwiches! Hugs!

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- Turkey + Avocado sandwiches are so good! Easy dinners work so well for Sunday.