Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili

This delicious turkey chili recipe is super easy to make on a weeknight. Dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do its thing.

easy weeknight turkey chili

I love making Chili and this Turkey Chili is super easy to make on a weeknight. While some of my 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.

easy weeknight turkey chili

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.

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.

You will need a slow cooker to make this delicious turkey chili recipe.

cheese and tortilla in a bowl

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.

easy weeknight turkey chili

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Combine the turkey mixture, beans, tomatoes, green chilies and tomato sauce in a slow cooker. Stir to blend.
    easy weeknight turkey chili
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
  4. Serve in a bowl and optionally garnish with shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips and green onions.

Printable Recipe Card

Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili

Easy Weeknight Turkey Chili

This delicious turkey chili recipe is super easy to make on a weeknight. Dump all the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it do its thing.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 288 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 15 oz Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 oz Green Chilies
  • 8 oz Tomato Sauce
Toppings (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Green onion, chopped
  • Tortilla Chips, crushed

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 30gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 562mgPotassium: 803mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1249IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 4mg

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.

Tried this Recipe?Leave a Comment below and share a picture on Instagram and tag @hot_rods_recipes and hashtag #hotrodsrecipes!

Similar Recipes

5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating:




Before a comment appears it needs to be approved by the site owner. Read our Comment Policy to see how your comment data is processed. Your email address will NOT be published.

One Comment

  1. Kevin says:

    The only thing I can say about this recipe is that it is the best chili that I have had in a long time. Bravo.