Turkey Black Bean Chili - Slow Cooker Recipe

Mariska’s Wing-It Turkey Black Bean Chili

I had a craving for chili the other day and after rummaging through my fridge, freezer and cupboards, I found that I had everything I thought I would need for a good crockpot turkey black bean chili.

I didn’t follow a recipe for this one, and my ingredients are approximate (if you’re someone who measures perfectly, you can relax on this one, haha!)

Recipe Details

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 8 hours on low in your crock pot
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

If you’re following the 21 Day Fix eating plan, each 1 1/2 cup serving contains:

  • 1/2 green
  • 1 red
  • 1/2 Yellow

Shopping List / Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey – I used 2 of the ground turkey packages from Costco
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 2 carrots – chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery – chopped
  • 1 red pepper – chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1 can black beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white kidney beans – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes – no sugar added
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • I used crazy HOT chili powder that I brought back from Bali. If your chili is super spicy, you may want to use less of it, WOWZA!
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh cilantro (garnish) – chopped
  • 1 glob of sour cream (optional) – added to each serving if desired
  • Grated cheddar (optional) – added to each serving

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How to Make Turkey Black Bean Chili

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  2. Add ground turkey. Cook until the meat is browned (4-5 minutes), making sure to crumble the meat as it cooks.
  3. Drain excess fat and transfer to slow cooker.
  4. Discard the excess fat and add remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil to the skillet.
  5. Add vegetables to the skillet and cook until the onions are soft (about 3 minutes). This process helps release the flavours from the veggies before adding them to the slow cooker. Transfer to slow cooker.
  6. Add diced tomatoes, black beans, white kidney beans, and tomato paste to slow cooker.
  7. Add oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to slow cooker. 
  8. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
  9. To serve, add a glob of sour cream, some shredded cheddar, and chopped cilantro to each bowl.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Turkey Black Bean Chili

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