New World Chili

"We tried this slow-cooker recipe last week and it was outstanding. It has a long list of ingredients, but since it is a prize-winning recipe, I went ahead and made it, and I'm glad I did!"
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Ready In:
5hrs 25mins




  • In a 5-quart slow cooker, combine turkey, undrained tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, squash, onion, 12/cup of the chicken broth, corn, cranberries, jalapeno pepper, chili powder and garlic.
  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10-12 hours, or on high-heat setting for 5-6 hours. If desired, stir in additional broth to reach desired consistency. Stir in spinach just before serving. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

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  1. Nicole F.
    This was delicious! I used a gold nugget squash and ground turkey because I happened to have them already. Definitely had a very fresh and delicate taste. This may become my go-to chili.
  2. ATouchofZing
    What a fabulous twist on chili! While there are a lot of ingredients, few of them require much chopping or preparation so it came together fairly quickly. The turkey pieces became so tender in the slow cooker, and I just loved the butternut squash in it. Can't wait to make this again.
  3. Mama Marilyn
    Fresh tasting! For an even faster version... use leftover cooked chicken or turkey and it can all simmer on the stove for an hour or so... smells great! Quick and easy!
  4. DuChick
    Great chili! I wanted to try this recipe mostly because of the unusual combination of ingredients. Each ingredient added something different and wonderful to the overall flavor. Don't skip a thing! I love the healthy benefits (over 10 gr. of fiber per bowl!) that this chili offers. Definitely a winner. Thanks Taste Tester for sharing! Made and reviewed for Photo Tag 'Spring 08.


Our family moved to Florida from New York in the 90's, so I've brought not only many of the recipes my family has passed down, but have learned to cook some great Southern dishes as well.? When I found RZ, it opened up a whole new world of cooking -- cuisine from different countries, tried-and-true family hand-me-down recipes, and some interesting and delicious dishes I would never have found on my own.
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