With the holiday season and cold weather officially here, this recipe for slow cooker turkey chili comes in handy. It’s easy to prepare and it’s a complete meal. I like to serve it with various toppings like shredded cheese, sliced avocado and sides of toasted bread and fruit.
It bothered me that I didn’t have a go-to recipe for chili that I loved. So I worked on this one and came up with this nice combo of ingredients, utilizing my homemade taco seasoning. I really like it and so does hubby (kids don’t really appreciate chili yet if you know what I mean). It’s not spicy but full of flavor. Of course, If you like it hotter, you can always tweak the seasonings.
But what I like about chili is it tastes even better the next day.
Do you have a favorite chili?
- 1 TBS. olive oil
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- 1 pound ground turkey or other ground meat
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced (optional as seasoning has garlic powder)
- 2 (15 ounce) cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 ounce) can of tomato sauce
- 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 3 TBS homemade taco seasoning mix
- Taco seasoning mix
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Mix the ingredients for taco seasoning mix in an empty container (can double the recipe). Mix well.
- Heat oil over medium heat and add chopped onions for 2-3 minutes. Add meat and cook until browned. Add garlic the last minute of cooking.
- Drain fat from meat mixture and place in a slow cooker. Add the drained beans, tomato sauce, broth and seasoning mix.
- Cook on high 3-4 hours and low 6-8.