Flavorful Turkey Chili

Flavorful Turkey Chili

Flavorful Turkey Chili
Flavorful Turkey Chili
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"What is the secret to making this scrumptious, flavorful chili? You would never know that it is turkey and not beef!"

NotesI increased all the seasonings including Cumin, Chili Powder, Garlic, Oregano, Basil, and pepper. My regular chili is seasoned well and includes ground Italian sausage. Since this turkey chili was missing the flavor from the Italian sausage, it gave me an idea to increase all the seasonings. I am really glad I did. This turkey chili is not spicy, but it has a tremendous amount of flavor.

Serves12 Bowls

Preparation Time20 min

Slow Cooker Time LOW4 hr

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker

Cooking Vessel Size5 quart slow cooker


  • 2 pounds ground turkey (browned)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of dark kidney beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of light kidney beans
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Brown the ground turkey.

  2. Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.

  3. Add onions, drained beans, salsa, tomato sauce, water, and brown sugar. Simmer on low for at least one hour. I rinse my beans to remove extra salt. If using your crock-pot, cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

  4. If using your stock-pot, simmer for at least an hour - longer would be better.

  5. Garnish with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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