Turkey Chili

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When the start of fall nears I always get a craving for chili. I love the smell of chili, the texture of chili and most of all how many meals you can make with chili leftovers. Since fall just started, I decided to cook up a batch in my Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Slow Cooker and put a creative spin to it.

Turkey Chili

My husband is normally responsible for preparing chili, but I thought I would take a stab at it. Instead of cooking chili on the stove top I decided to use the Slow Cooker and use turkey meat instead of chili meat. In addition, I made sure to add a lot of beans and tomatoes! I know there is often a debate of to add beans or not to add beans to chili; I am in the definitely add beans category, a lot of beans!

Turkey Chili
Recipe Type: Slow Cooker
Author: House of Fauci’s
The perfect slow cooker Turkey Chili recipe that provides a lot of warmth and goodness.
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 can of drained and rinsed pinto beans
  • 2 cans of drained and rinsed kidney beans
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1-2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1 can of chopped or stewed tomatoes
  • 2 fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1-2 garlic cloves chopped
  • tsp chili powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic salt
  • oregano leaf
  • basil
  • 2 tbsp masa
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream (optional)
  1. Season uncooked turkey with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and basil (feel free to add any other spices you might want to add)
  2. Cook seasoned ground turkey on stove top
  3. Add cooked turkey to slow cooker
  4. Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker
  5. Cook HIGH 6 Hours or LOW 8 Hours
  6. Serve hot and steamy and top with cheese and a dollop of sour cream

I will admit that when my husband looked at his bowl of chili he looked at me crooked when he saw the corn. I’ve never eaten corn in my chili but I love corn like I love my beans so I thought I’d give it a try; I loved it! It added a bit of unexpected sweetness to it.

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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Written by: Aimee Fauci


  1. I love a good chili and always put beans in mine. I usually add corn for a chicken one.

  2. This looks delicious & what a great giveaway!

  3. Now THAT chili looks yummy! Using a slow cooker is a great idea! I’m with Andi… pile on the tater tots!

  4. What a great meal for cool evenings. I’d love to pile it on top of french fries or tater tots. Does that make me a bad person? 😉

  5. Chili is my favorite! Never had turkey chili though!

  6. I love chili! I can’t wait until the weather gets a little cooler here to make some! 🙂

  7. What a great idea, thanks for sharing. This recipe will fit in my diet, I use ground turkey for spaghetti, and now I can use it in chili as well!

  8. I am not as big of a fan of chili as my husband, he loves it! Maybe I just haven’t found the right chili recipe yet. I do have to say that this looks delicious so we will hopefully be trying it this week!

  9. Thank you for this, I love turkey chili! It’s funny, the ONLY way I’ll eat beans is in chili. This is perfect for the cool nights we have now.

  10. This looks PERFECT for the rainy night weather we are having here! I’ve never tried ground turkey…I’m a little scared. How does it taste?!

  11. I personally have never prepared Turkey Chili and that looks amazing! I’ll definitely have to try this recipe and utilize my crock pot. I’m so use to cooking on the stove that I never pull it out and it just sits there collecting dust! O_o

  12. MMM! I love Turkey Chili this time of year! This recipe is a little different from mine and it looks SO good! I am pinning!

  13. I love slow cooker recipes, and this one looks amazing! I have never tried the turkey in my chili, this would be a great recipe to try it with.

  14. I never had turkey chili before, I make mine with beef but this looks good. Might try it for a little change. Chili is go good, especially this time of year.

  15. Turkey chili is the best kind! I’ve never tried making it in a slow cooker before, though. I just got a new slow cooker and have been using it all the time! Thanks for giving me another great way to use it.

  16. I’m intrigued by the corn and especially the ground turkey! Pinned it!

  17. I love my crockpot. I wish I made more stuff in it and really took advantage of its worth! Love turkey chili!

  18. It is rainy in Kansas City. And that is the perfect recipe for a day like today.

  19. Yum! Cant wait to try this!!!

  20. This looks yummy, perfect for the cooler days ahead! Would be great for a meal on Halloween night, too!

  21. I’m excited that chili weather is upon us. Chili is my favorite comfort food during the fall and winter months.

  22. This looks AMAZING!! I love making chili…which is kinda funny because I used to hate it as a kid!

  23. The corn makes the chili look so festive! I’m going to toss some in with the beans next time I make it. It’s on the menu list for next week.

  24. I love chili and this looks so good! I’ve never added corn to my chili before, I’ll have to try that!

  25. I actually use multiple meats in my chili and Turkey is one of them, it’s really good! 🙂

  26. My family and I are huge lovers of chili. We have never tried chili with turkey, but we might have to give it a try!

  27. I had chili for dinner, but i’m so making this kind next to check it out.

  28. I only use ground turkey when I cook so I’m glad to see a turkey chilly recipe

  29. I love chili without beans with cheese and sour cream. But I never thought of adding corn, great idea.

  30. Jennifer Williams says

    That looks slightly different than the turkey chili I make. I am going to have to try your recipe out this week. I love Chili with the cooler weather.

  31. I’ve got a brand new slow cooker and am looking for recipes to try. This looks really good!

  32. I’ve never added corn to my chili. It looks like it would be a delicious addition!

  33. Pinned it! Excited to make it.

  34. How funny I actually had chili for dinner tonight! But i’ve never thought of turkey chili – I usually use venison! I’ll have to swap it out and try!

  35. Yum! This looks delicious. I haven’t made a chill in a long time, I should give this one a try!

  36. I’ve actually never had a turkey chili. This looks good enough to try!

  37. Yum. We use a lot of turkey and chicken instead of beef. This looks like a must try.

  38. Chili is one of my favorite dishes to make in the fall. I need to try this recipe out!

  39. The first time I had chili was last year at Wendy’s! Can you believe that? LOL It’s true! I fell in love with it right away! I will definitely try this at home sometime. 🙂

  40. I have been looking for a turkey chili recipe. Thanks for sharing this one. I am going to try to make this. I am such a newbie cook.

  41. I love that last photo! Looks so appetizing and hearty for fall!

  42. It’s so funny that men love to prepare chili, even if they don’t make most of anything else (as is the case with my husband). 🙂 I love that you took a try at it, it looks and sounds really great!

  43. I love turkey chili, it’s amazing. I try to make our chili with turkey instead of beef on most occasions. I’m definitely going to be trying your recipe here.

  44. My kids love chili. I may have to try it the next time with chili.

  45. yum I love turkey chili! I don’t know why I’ve never combined two different beans.

  46. Melissa Smith says

    I love chili, but I’ve never tried a Turkey Chili. Your recipe looks delicious though, not to mention it’s probably much healthier than a traditional version with hamburger.

  47. I’ve always done beef chili and have never thought of doing turkey. I’m sure it’s a lot healthier too. Thanks for the recipe, it really looks good.

  48. Yum! I have been on the lookout for a delicious turkey chili recipe, so thank you. I’ve pinned yours and plan to use it very soon.

  49. We love Chili in our house but I have never made it with Turkey before. I know it is suppose to be the healthier choice so I want to give this recipe a try. It looks and sounds delicious!

  50. Always looking for new recipes and we love chili. Thanks for sharing.

  51. This looks so good! I LOVE chili! My fiance makes the best chili. I have to like beg him to make it haha


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