Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili-this healthy and easy chili recipe is perfect for a winter day in the mountains! It cooks while you ski!GGchiliside

I really love slow cookers. If you’ve followed my previous recipes on the blog so far, you probably have already noticed this. They are a skier’s dream kitchen. Let me list just of the few reasons why they are SO AMAZING!

  1. You can make the healthiest meals that actually taste good!
  2. Slow cooker recipes usually only require a few minutes of prep and no work while the food cooks, so you can carry on with your day (aka go skiing).
  3. You can make a huge batch and have healthy meals for the entire week, or freeze some for a later date.
  4. It saves you sooo much $. If you make large batches you don’t have to buy additional cuts of meat or meal supplies for dinners. You also won’t come home to an empty kitchen and be forced to eat from a restaurant.


GGchiliaboveThis Chili recipe is great because it’s packed with protein and very filling, but only made from healthy ingredients. The ground turkey is very lean and a great alternative to red meat. You can also throw in extra veggies and supplies to put your own twist on it. I had an extra can of olives lying around so I threw that in. Garnish your bowl with some avocado and cilantro, and serve with corn bread or chips!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Serves 8-10
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 4 hours
Total time 4 hours, 10 minutes
This healthy slow cooker chili is perfect for a day of skiing!


  • 1lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (chopped)
  • 1 yellow pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cans black beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 cans red kidney beans (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 cans (15oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cans (15oz) petit diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Corn
  • 1 jar deli-sliced tamed jalapeno peppers (drained)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)


Step 1
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Put turkey in the skillet and cook until brown (or at least cooked through. I have trouble browning such lean turkey). Pour turkey into slow cooker.
Step 2
Add the onion, peppers, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, jalapeños, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Stir and season with salt and pepper.
Step 3
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve with toppings like grated cheese, green onions, or cilantro!

Let me know what you think! New twists and recommendations are welcome!

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