Full Flavor Crock Pot Turkey Chili

Recipe by LiRoper
READY IN: 36hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix and soak beans overnight per package directions.
  • Process the fresh tomatoes, garlic, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper and jalapeno (hot) peppers in the food processor; place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Note: The 2 tablespoons each of hot spices makes a very mild chili- while the 4 tablespoons w/added hot peppers turns up the heat-- for those who like it HOT!
  • Take out four or five cups of the soaked beans and place in crock pot (cut it to 3 cups if you did the fast soak- they will still expand while cooking).
  • Freeze the rest for later use.
  • If you are using canned beans you'll lose some of the flavor-- but it's still good.
  • Fry the bacon until crispy and place in crock pot.
  • Brown the ground turkey in some of the bacon drippings and place in crock pot.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, bell peppers, broth, beer and tomato spice puree.
  • Stir to mix and let cook for 10-12 hours on low.
  • (You can also cook for 5-6 hours on high, but the beans will not soak up as much of the flavor).
  • Serve topped w/the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • This recipe is for a large crock pot. You can cut down on the ground turkey, beans and bell peppers a little if you have a smaller crock pot.
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