I love making Chili and this Turkey Chili is super easy to make on a weeknight. While some of my more involved chili recipes can take over 30 minutes to prep and several hours to cook, this turkey chili recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prep and can be ready in as little as 2 hours in your slow cooker. A great dump-and-run chili recipe.
Not only is this chili recipe super easy to make in your crockpot but it is also very versatile. You can substitute the ground turkey for some ground beef.
I love black beans but this easy chili recipe is equally good with some red kidney beans or pinto beans. Just make sure whatever beans you use to rinse and drain them very well before adding them to the slow cooker.
💭 Slow Cooker Tip
Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it's cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
🔪 Equipment Needed
You will need a slow cooker to make this delicious turkey chili recipe.
The toppings listed on the recipe card are totally optional. You can use all, none or some, or use something else. I know some folks like to add a dollop of sour cream to their chili but I'm personally not a fan of that.
And if you are not into spicy chili, don't fret. This turkey chili is not spicy. You can even tone it down a little more if you want by using only 1 tablespoon of chili powder instead of the two listed on the recipe card below.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Lean Ground Turkey, Chili Powder, Black Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Green Chilies, Tomato Sauce and optionally for garnish Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions and Tortilla Chips.
🥣 How to make Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili
In a large skillet, brown the ground turkey over medium-high heat for about 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Drain any excess fat. Stir in the chili powder.
Combine the turkey mixture, beans, tomatoes, green chilies and tomato sauce in a slow cooker. Stir to blend.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
Serve in a bowl and optionally garnish with shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips and green onions.
Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili
- Slow Cooker
- 1 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
- 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
- 15 oz Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 15 oz Diced Tomatoes
- 4 oz Green Chilies
- 8 oz Tomato Sauce
- 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- Green onion, chopped
- Tortilla Chips, crushed
- In a large skillet, brown the ground turkey over medium high heat for about 6 to 8 minutes or until browned. Drain any excess fat. Stir in the chili powder.
- Combine the turkey mixture, beans, tomatoes, green chilies and tomato sauce in a slow cooker. Stir to blend.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
- Serve in a bowl and optionally garnish with shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips and green onions.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.