Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Prep Time
20 Mins
Total Time
6 Hours 20 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

This slow-cooker chili recipe is as easy as it is delicious. Browning the meat before adding it to the slow-cooker brings out the rich flavor of the dish.

How to Make It

Cook first 4 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 8 minutes or until turkey crumbles and is no longer pink. Stir in beer, and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon mixture into a 5 1/2-qt. slow cooker; stir in corn and next 6 ingredients until well blended. Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours. Serve with desired toppings.

Ratings & Reviews

May 04, 2015
Thats why I make my own seasoning.  Besides you never know how long those packets have been on the shelf and they DO lose their flavor potency eventually.  LOL.  I think I would have used 2 packets though if that is your preference.  1 packet just isnt enough which is why I make my own.  :) 

May 04, 2015
N/A ?  Just didnt want to comment?  

May 04, 2015
I can see your really bothered by the chili seasoning packet.  LOL.  You dont have to use the packet you can make your own which I do.  Not everything is going to come out exactly as you see on cooking shows etc.  Everyone has a different style of cooking and different tastes.  Just change it to what you like.  Simple as that.  As far as making your own there are tons of chili seasoning recipes.  Just search google or whatever you use and a bunch will come up.  

May 04, 2015
I make my own chili seasoning that way I can add my own spice.  Its easy and most of the stuff you might already have on hand.  Chili seasoning, cumin, flour, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper is what I use.  1 tsp of everything except chili seasoning, flour, and cayenne.  2 tbsp of chili powder, 2-3 tbsps of flour, and 1/4 tsp cayenne but you can use more.  That is about 1 packet that you would buy at the store.  I left the beer out because I dont cook with it I would think it would be gross.  :)  

Not bad turkey chili

May 04, 2015
I was never a fan of ground turkey.  Even now not much of one.  I did have turkey chili a couple years ago and liked it and decided to try it myself.  It was really good.  However, I omitted some things and added some.  I didn't add the beer cause I dont cook with it.  Besides some didnt like the flavor so thats ok.  I dont like peppers in my chili so left those out.  I didnt have tomato sauce or black beans.  I left out the salt as well...might as well keep it sorta healthy right?  I did add 4 cans of kidney beans and a cup of water to compensate for the liquid in the beer.  Worked out perfectly.  Mine was done about 4 hours on low.  Its a great base recipe.  I make my own chili seasoning and it turned out perfect.  The corn makes it a bit sweet so I might only use like a cup or try it without it next time.  Thats all these recipes are...base recipes you can follow to the T or you can change it how you like it to suit your tastes.  It was very easy to make and I'll definitely make it again but will make sure I have black beans and tomato sauce on hand.  Thanks!  

My favorite chili!

April 14, 2015
Excellent flavor! 

Tikimom's Review

January 27, 2013
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.

RobertF4's Review

November 19, 2012
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.

JoeD12's Review

October 31, 2012

miklosl's Review

October 13, 2011
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.