Hearty Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

One of the last things to be crossed off the Winter Bucket List was to make, and enjoy, chili. And though I'm just getting around to posting about it, we've had this particular chili a handful of times since the weather has gotten cooler around these parts.

This chili is a favorite of mine for a few reasons.
1) Scott likes his chili practically dry. This chili doesn't have a ton of liquid, and Scott is able to essentially strain what little liquid there is.
2) I *do* like my chili a little on the runny side, so this is the perfect compromise for both of us.
3) It's made in the crock pot. So. Easy.

May it be noted, I don't eat beef, but this recipe could easily switch out the turkey for beef, and the beer (or chicken broth) with beef broth.

Now, without further adieu, my rendition of Slow Cooker Crock Pot chili, adapted from Allie at Gimme Some Oven.

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Hearty Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
A hearty chili perfect for cool evenings, tailgates, or large gatherings with friends.
  • 2 pounds Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium Yellow onion, diced
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15 oz) cans, rinsed Dark red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 oz) can, rinsed Light red kidney beans
  • 1 (30 oz) can Tomato sauce
  • 1 (14 oz can) Petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can Chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup Beer (or chicken broth)
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown turkey and onions until turkey is no longer pink. Drain fat from turkey. Add meat and onions to slow cooker. Add all other ingredients to slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Approximately 8-10


  1. I am all about chili right now! I have it on our menu for next week! This one looks good so I'll have to add it!

  2. Chili with beer? Interesting! This sounds delicious. I was just telling Tim I've been hungry for chili. I think I need to try this out soon!

  3. YUM!!! I love anything that can be thrown in the crock pot and left to cook all day. And Seth loves beer so you know we'll be making this!

  4. Yum yum yum! Crock pot chili is the best! I make one with Bloody Mary mix but I may have to try this one with beer!

  5. This sounds tasty! I need to change up my chili a little because it's pretty bland and Russ hates it. This might be what we try next!


  6. This sounds so good! We love chili here!

  7. We eat SO much chili this time of year; it's our favorite by far. This recipe sounds delicious!!

  8. Yum! I love chili and am always looking for a new recipe to try. Drew always requests corn bread with it and I can never say no. :)

  9. Chili is my go to snow day meal! Mmmm, and your ground turkey chili sounds amazing.

  10. This looks SO good. I am a HUGE fan of the Turkey burger chili too. I'll have to try your recipe soon especially now that I can easily print it ;).

  11. Slow cooker meals are my go-to in the Winter time. I will have to try this one.