The most popular recipe for chili on our site, Slow-cooker Turkey Chili features lean ground turkey, black beans, onion, corn, and fresh bell pepper. With just 15 minutes of prep time, you can throw all of the ingredients into a slow cooker before leaving for work and return 8 hours later to a piping-hot, home-cooked meal. Serve with corn chips, shredded cheese (we prefer a cheese blend of Colby and Monterey Jack), chopped red onion, fresh avocado slices, and a dollop of sour cream.
1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (1.25-oz.) package chili seasoning mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
Toppings: shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend, finely chopped red onion
How to Make It
Cook first 3 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until turkey crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Spoon mixture into a 5 1/2-qt. slow cooker; stir in corn and next 7 ingredients until well blended.
Cook at HIGH 4 to 5 hours or at LOW 6 to 8 hours. Serve with desired toppings.
WARNING: After reading this comment, I tried using unsoaked dried black beans. I cooked the chili for 14 hours in the slow cooker, ate some, and got food poisoning from the undercooked beans. Always soak dried beans overnight and drain before cooking! 🤢🤢🤢
Delicious recipe! I usually just make chili using the directions on the chili mix packet but this took the flavor up a notch and will use this one from now on. I browned the turkey, onions, garlic night before and then dumped it all in cooker in the morning. Served with saffron/ mexican rice, sour cream, cheese - yum
IF USING DRIED BEANS, SOAK AND RINSE THEM FIRST!!!
WARNING: After reading the comment posted here by Cerys14 , I tried using unsoaked dried black beans. I cooked the chili for 14 hours in the slow cooker, ate some, and got food poisoning from the undercooked beans. Always soak dried beans overnight and drain before cooking! 🤢🤢🤢
Hi, This recipe is great on its own. However, I prefer to use frozen oven roasted corn, Canned oven roasted tomatoes, three times as much garlic and extra seasoning packets. All the above seem to make a difference and make the flavor stand out much better. Also, I usually add a can of red kidney beans. Serve it on salad, with baked potato, sweet potato, fries, and more. I keep McCormick's slow cooker chili and various other chili packets on hand. top with favorite cheese, green or red onion, sour cream... etc...
I used fresh tomatoes from the garden rather than canned and added a little broth to make up the liquid. Also I used unsoaked dried black beans and it worked! Served it in baked potatoes topped with cheese, kids loved it.
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