Thursday, October 29, 2009

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

This chili is incredibly tasty, easy, inexpensive, and healthy! You don't need to put fatty beef in chili to make it 'chili' just add all the spices you love and you'll forget that you used ground turkey (or make it vegetarian). Hearty, satisfying, and pure comfort food. Mix it all up in the morning put it on low and forget about it until dinner...Enjoy

1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 chopped white onion
3-4 minced garlic cloves
29 oz. can tomato sauce (Hunt's)
1 can low sodium black beans
1 can low sodium kidney beans
1 can low sodium corn
1 can diced green chiles
cayenne pepper
chili powder

Serve with
sliced jalapeno
2% cheese
saltine crackers

-Sweat onions in a skillet on low-medium heat
-Prepare Crock Pot by putting a slow cooker bag in it, turn on low, and spray with Pam
-Drain beans and corn and add to slow cooker with tomato sauce and green chiles
-Add onions to slow cooker once they are soft
-Add garlic to pan over medium-high heat
-Add turkey and break into small chunks with a wooden spoon
-Add turkey to slow cooker once it is browned
-Add 1 tablespoon chili powder and 1/2 tablespoon each cumin and cayenne pepper (these are purely starting points so season to taste)
-Stir everything in slow cooker until it is combined and cover
(Cook on low for 6-8 hours or High for 4-6 hours)
-Serve in bowls with sliced jalapeno and cheese as toppings and of course with cornbread or saltines on the side

Approximately 8.5 cups
1 cup: 220 calories (chili)
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