A New Twist On Chili

Turkey Chili

I ventured away from my favorite Cinncinati chili recipe last week and tried one with ground turkey, rather than ground beef.  I was amazed at how delicious this was!  This recipe also replaces the beans with corn – a nice swap out in my book!  I served it with avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips, and they were the perfect accompaniment!  Turkey makes it much more healthy by reducing the fat, but you could really fool people in your family with this perfect blend of tomatoes, spices and meat!  They’ll never suspect they’re eating healthier!

I found the recipe on My Fitness Pal’s recipe site.  This is super easy to throw into the crock pot, so you can have a hearty supper ready when you get home!  Here’s the recipe:

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili


  • 1 lb 99% Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1 medium Onion, minced
  • 1 medium red Bell Pepper, diced fine
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen Corn kernels
  • 10 oz can Mild Diced Tomatoes
  • 8 oz small can plain Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher Salt


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the turkey, season with salt and cook, breaking up with a spoon until turkey browns and is no longer pink; place into the slow cooker.

Add the oil to the skillet and sauté the onion, garlic and bell pepper over medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes. Spoon over turkey into the slow cooker and stir in corn and tomatoes, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, paprika and salt, mix until well blended. Pour chicken broth into the crock pot and add the bay leaf.

Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6 hours. Serve with desired toppings.

When leftovers look like this, no one will complain!

chili leftovers

Hope you’ll give this recipe (and ground turkey) a try!

With love from my country kitchen,


6 thoughts on “A New Twist On Chili

  1. Sounds delicious! I love swapping out ground beef for ground turkey or chicken. My family likes it best in hearty soups like this one and any mexican dish. I look forward to trying your recipe 🙂


      1. I made lettuce wraps today for our Apples of Gold dinner tomorrow and it called for turkey. They are delicious. I bought frozen ground turkey which was on sale for 3 for $5–quite a bargain!


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