Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

  • London1 Posted: 09/24/10
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    Very easy to make. Didn't follow the measurements exactly. I also added chili flakes for some extra spice.

  • levicah Posted: 02/23/10
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    The picture for this recipe caught my eye as I was browsing through Southern Living. However, I was very disappointed to learn that in the ingredients it calls for a package of chili seasoning, without being specific to a brand. Because of this, the outcome of this chili will vary widely and there is no way to know what the original recipe tastes like. No two chili seasoning mixes are the same, so one can't fairly rate this recipe. Not only that, it is also disappointing that it even calls for a package of chili seasoning mix in the first place. Why not give us a unique chili spice mix for us to measure out from our own spice cupboard?

  • BettyHalsey Posted: 10/18/09
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    My husband like the recipe better because it isn't as greasy as those with ground beef. I used the chili mix with some heat to it and used two packages. Left out the beer and tomato sauce. It was very good and my husband says he wants this recipe from now on. Abit of Chipolte tabasco on top is good too.

  • klk623 Posted: 10/19/09
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    My husband and I both loved this! I followed the recipe exactly. I thought it had great flavor as it was - our preference is medium amounts of spice/heat. If you like really hot/spicy food, add extra seasoning, jalapenos, etc. Great consistency, texture, and very easy! Will definitely make again! With cornbread next time!

  • NellieJoy Posted: 10/20/09
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    I made this chili for my family and it was a huge hit. I added a can of mild ortega green chilis to the onion mixture for a little more chili flavor. I used Lysander's Original Chili Mix and the flavor was incredible. I didn't even tell my family this chili was a "healthy" version of chili. They didn't even notice there was no bacon or other fatty meat in the chili. I did add some olive oil to the pot b/c the meat was so lean. We put the chili on top of some elbow macaroni (maybe this is weird but we like it) and then had toppings including: cheese, sour cream and crushed tortilla chips -- yummy!

  • georgiagirl22 Posted: 10/24/09
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    Great recipe! I double it using turkey and ground sirloin. I used my own chili seasoning and used coke instead of beer. My whole family raved over it!! We all loved it! Will definitely make again.

  • Lorettalib Posted: 10/17/09
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    I think this recipe would be perfect for children, because there was very little heat. It was very bland. I will make it again, but with some adjustments. I would not use the chili seasoning envelope. I would use my own blend of chili seasonings which includes a couple of tablespoons of chili powder. Maybe a can of green chilis? Great for kids, disappointing for adults.

  • socrmomof03 Posted: 11/30/09
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    This recipe was sooo good it had my kids asking for more and my son (11yrs) was offering it to whoever came in the door! I pared it with cornbread and what a hit! I did make a couple of modifications just because I didn't want to go back to the store. instead of beer i used beef stock and omitted the 8 oz can of tomato sauce. . . I think that was it. Great recipe!

  • DanaSD Posted: 01/13/10
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    Not much flavor. I would definitely add add'l chili powder or something else ( i used McCormick's chili seasoning) to season it. Added a can of diced green chilis which was good. Overall just a "potential" recipe to reuse in the future.

  • FitoCarambaChe Posted: 01/29/10
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    This recipe is a good starter recipe like the other reviewers stated. It is bland and needs extra seasoning. I used a can of tomato paste, not sauce, and added a splash of olive oil and water. Also used ground turkey breast. Added some additional chili powder. I'll make it using some good New Mexico chili peppers next time. It was the perfect dish to make for a snowy day here in Nashville!

  • mezzodiva54 Posted: 01/25/11
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    Made this for Play-off Sunday and let the slow-cooker free up some stove space. I used all the ingredients listed, but I did alter the order a bit: I used 2 Tb oil and sauteed the onions first, then added the garlic (1 min), and then the peppers, sauteing until soft. I then added the chili seasoning (I used HOT, which as I suspected was actually only medium hot, not incendiary), then browned the turkey until cooked through. I then piled it all into the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients, and cooked on HIGH (not low) for six hours covered, then another hour or so uncovered to thicken (I had considered using masa to thicken it, but apparently forgot about this brilliant idea later). Be sure to use good beer--I sacrificed a Racer 5 (ouch!) because that was all we had on hand; it doesn't need to be THAT good, but you can really taste the difference, so don't skimp and use Bud Light. This chili turned out more than respectably, and provided a lot of bang for the buck. Definitely a keeper.

  • LadyGaughGaugh Posted: 07/18/11
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    This recipe is amazing. My husband & I make it all the time. The only thing we do different is that we make our own chili seasoning & add cilantro to the pot. Love it!

  • mgray1024 Posted: 09/18/11
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    Made this chili today...Hubby gives it 5 stars! I altered it just a bit. I did not add the beer or the corn. The reason I didn't add is primarily because I just had Gastric ByPass surgery so I wouldn't be able to eat those 2 items with my restrictions. I did use chili mix...I know smack my hands....because of the previous reviews i mixed 1/4 packet of hot mix and 3/4 regular....that way I had a tad bit of heat.....Delicious chili...will make it on a regular basis!

  • miklosl Posted: 10/13/11
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    Needs some tomato paste so it can get a little thicker. Other than that, it's really good with some cornbread. When I don't have the seasoning packet I add 1 tsp each of cumin, chili powder, and paprika.

  • crystalspring77 Posted: 09/23/11
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    This recipe sounds yummy especially on a cold winter's day. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the hints on what can be substituted for certain ingredients. I have the turkey but think I will use a can of rotel to spice it up as well as the tomatoes. Also, I may do beef or chicken broth instead of beer. If I double the recipe I thought about using two different kinds of beans to give it a little character of it's own. Also, sometimes I cook my chili till thick, scoop it over warm tortilla chips and top it with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, avocado dip and sour cream for a real Mexican like treat. Any other suggestions would be appreciated from all you great cooks!

  • RobertF4 Posted: 11/19/12
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    Not sure I like the flavor with the beer and it could use a little more kick in the flavor. But overall a good recipe.

  • Tikimom Posted: 01/27/13
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    Made with the following changes: Used chicken broth instead of beer (gluten free and carb friendly) Used spices: 2 Tbsp Chili Powder 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes Easy and tasty. Family approved. Will add to monthly rotation.

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