Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

"This is an easy, healthy chili recipe that you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about all day. Great topped with low-fat Cheddar cheese, crushed corn chips, and a dollop of fat-free sour cream. I cut back some on the spice to suit my own taste, but you can add more chili powder, or use chopped tomatoes with chili."
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Ready In:
8hrs 15mins




  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place turkey in the skillet, and cook until evenly brown. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray, and scoop turkey in, leaving about 1 tbsp of fat in the skillet. Brown onion in the skillet, 6-8 minutes, then add to slow cooker.
  • Mix in water, tomato soup, tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans and corn. Season with chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, cumin, black pepper, allspice and salt.
  • Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low or 4 hours on High.

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  1. This recipe was easy to make and delicious!! Since my family is not big on spicy food, I did not use as much spice as the recipe called for and it was enjoyed by all. I topped it with mexican mix cheese and sour cream. I look forward to having the leftovers for lunch this week!
  2. My husband made this for us yesterday, and it was pretty tasty - a leaner twist on winter comfort food. He doubled the chili powder and red chile flakes, but I think it still needs some extra zip. I might add some finely diced jalapeno next time. We topped it with shredded cheese and had Mexican cornbread on the side. Yum!
  3. This is the best chili ever!! I used low-sodium beans as well and it tasted wonderful. I will be cooking this all through the winter!
  4. I made this chili last night and WOW it was soooo good. I don't think I have ever had a chili this good. I will be saving this recipe!!!


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