Crock Pot Chili with Turkey & Sausage

Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

Good served with Cornbread or Fritos.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a 5-quart crockpot combine canned tomatoes and beans, cover and turn on high while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Brown the turkey and sausage together in the same skillet, seasoning with seasoned salt,regular salt, and pepper, drain and add to crockpot.
  3. (Note: If I have a 1-lb package of each, I usually cook all of it and freeze half for the next time I make chili.) Saute green pepper and onion in a little olive oil until tender and add to crockpot.
  4. Season to taste with chili powder, basil, oregano and garlic powder.
  5. NOTE: If you use pre-seasoned canned tomatoes, you may not need to add additional seasonings, or not as much.
  6. I usually add a small spoonful of sugar or a squirt of ketchup to take the acid edge off the tomatoes and sweeten it up just a bit.
  7. You'd be surprised at the difference this makes!
  8. Once everything is in the pot, add as much or as little of the tomato or V8 juice as you like to get the desired consistency.
  9. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours, longer if you use low.
  10. Serve with Corn Bread.
  11. Variations: You can substitute chili hot beans or black beans for one of the cans of kidney beans, or use ground beef in place of the turkey.
  12. You can add a can of tomato paste to thicken it (just add a bit more sugar or ketchup).

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

The best chili I've ever made! I got discouraged years ago and settled for canned chili and seasoning packets - not after making this one. This was simple and delicious. I threw in some celery that needed to get used up, otherwise followed the recipe, adding about a teaspoon and a half of salt. When it was about half done I tasted it and ended up using pretty much the full 3 tablespoons of chili pepper.

Chef Wally #2 January 02, 2005

Very good mild chili. Next time I'll use the whole 3 tablespoons chili powder. We liked the sausage mixed with turkey for a chili with a different taste. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ April 19, 2004

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