Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

I'm a bonnified Chili lover, but sometimes I get a little bored with red chili. This receipe is also great for those Turkey leftovers after the holiday seasons.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick through and wash the beans with cold water.
  2. Put the beans in the crockpot then cover with cold water and soak the beans overnight (This makes for tender beans and better chili, however the raw beans cooked in the crock for eight hours also makes for a good chili).
  3. Drain and rinse the beans, then add 1 cup of fresh water.
  4. Set the cilantro aside and add all spices, herbs, seasonings, and meat to the crockpot.
  5. Simmer for eight hours.
  6. Top off with fresh cilantro before serving.
  7. Options: Use chicken or pork.
  8. Serve over totilla chips, spaghetti, or rice.
Most Helpful

This was good! Everyone in my family really liked this chili even my 3 year old. I did use chicken instead of turkey, I added a can of diced tomatoes, and when I served it I put shredded cheese on top and served it with chips. I also only added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper because I was afraid it would be too spicy for my kids. It had a wonderful Mexican flavor and the next day we put it in flour tortillas and made burritos out of it. Thanks for the recipe.

kat2 April 25, 2002

Yummy!! I actually just finished eating this. I also used chicken and diced tomatoes, which were both great. I used the full amount of all of the spices and have to say that it definately is spicey...but that's how I like it!! It does turn out more soupy than chili i'm used to...but it was so good!! Thanks!

DaisyH November 06, 2002

I thought this was great! (Dh didn't really care for it, but I'm overriding him.) I added some jalepeno and omitted the celery. I also used leftover turkey that I had frozen. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be makilng this again.

auggiebelle September 23, 2008