Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
8 Hours
Yield
Makes 4 to 6 servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Cook at HIGH 4 to 5 hours or at LOW 6 to 8 hours. Serve with desired toppings.

Ratings & Reviews

ErinWard
March 01, 2017
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! 🤢🤢🤢

bstanchie's Review

alleycat
August 25, 2012
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!!!

purplem0nkey
March 01, 2017
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! 🤢🤢🤢

Excellent, would like to add

mlmost
October 19, 2015
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...

purplem0nkey's Review

Kathsc00kies
February 09, 2015
Excellent flavor and simple to put together. Used mild chili seasoning and add bay leaf.

susanmc81's Review

skatebeard
July 23, 2014
Nice go to healthy chili recipe. I might use more spices to kick it up a bit.

MallorySue's Review

davchav
February 09, 2014
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Kbsmith1's Review

Kbsmith1
January 01, 2014
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ShawnyO's Review

joots1
October 26, 2013
N/A

Cerys14's Review

osequin
October 01, 2013
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.