Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Bacon

"Beware... this is a pretty hot chili. Ground beef can be substituted for ground turkey. Freezes very well."
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Ready In:
6hrs 20mins




  • Fry bacon until it starts to brown, cut into bite size pieces and put into crock pot.
  • Brown the ground turkey with onions.
  • Combine ground turkey, kidney and pinto beans, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and chicken broth and add to crock pot.
  • Use food processor or mini-prep to puree garlic, tomato, and jalapeno peppers and add to crock pot.
  • Mix all ingredients in crock pot and let it cook for 6-8 hours on low.

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  1. kevinnorrod
    Yum! This was really good, spicey but not fire hot. Can't wait to make it again.
  2. itlnbos
    I modified this a bit and spiced it up and it turned out really good. I used a can of fat free refried beans and a can of cannelini beans and added some more garlic and other spices. Thanks!
  3. SmilinJenE
    My family did not like this recipe at all. I expected to walk into the house to a wonderful smelling crockpot of chili after a long day of work, and it just wasn't like that. It was very bland. The great crockpot chili recipe search continues on. . .
  4. GaylaJ
    This is very good chili! I have never used bacon in chili, and it was a nice addition (I used regular bacon). I didn't have a regular tomato, so I used what I figured would be the equivalent in grape tomatoes and pureed them with the garlic and fresh jalapenos (3 jalapenos weighed out at 2 ounces). The only other thing I did different was use 2 cans of pintos and 1 can of kidney beans, rather than the other way around, because my family prefers the pintos. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious chili recipe!


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