3 Bean Turkey Chili can warm you from the inside out and is a perfect meal for these cold winter days we are all having. In this household, we think chili is perfect no matter what season of the year it is!
Big and I are busy trying to eat healthier, loose a little weight and get some exercise. None of these things rank high on the list of “What Makes Cynthia Happy”. Especially not the exercise part! I am doing what I must to be healthy though!
Turkey chili is an exception to the rule though. I don’t think that this great dish tastes very different from the beef version of chili that I grew up with. As a matter of fact, I think that I like this version much better.
This chili was made in the slow cooker and that is another thing that I love about it. You could easily make it on the stove top, but why? I love the ease of mixing a few ingredients together, tossing them in the slow cooker and then walking away.
Have it your way
Please take this recipe as a basic version of 3 Bean Turkey Chili. You can dress it up a little and add in the flavors your family will love. Here are a few add ins you might want to try: Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Jalapeño, hot sauce, oregano or any other spices you love.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 can black beans (drained)
- 1 can dark kidney beans (drained)
- 1 can pinto beans (do not drain)
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 can chopped tomatoes and green chilies (such as Rotel)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Chili powder (or to your taste)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin (or to your taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Heat olive oil in a skillet, add onions and cook until translucent. Add ground turkey and cook until done.
- Add the pinto beans and the can of chopped tomatoes and green chills to the blender and blend until almost smooth (this mixture will thicken the chili). Pour this into your slow cooker, add the black beans, kidney beans, chopped tomato and the spice.
- Add the cooked ground turkey and onion mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
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