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Recipe Detail

Crockpot Turkey Chili

By Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, CPT for Summit Medical Group

Start this crockpot chili the night before, browning the turkey, onion and garlic and mixing everything together. Place it in the crockpot in the morning before you head out, and dinner will be ready for you when you are.


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste, unsalted
  • 1 (15-oz) can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon hot red pepper
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 stalks green green onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and add turkey, onion and garlic.
  2. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the turkey is no longer pink, stirring frequently to mix everything together.
  3. Spoon mixture into a slow cooker and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Cook at HIGH 4 to 5 hours or at LOW 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Use avocado, green onions, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese as toppings when serving.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 70g 23%
Sodium 517g 22%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 57%
Vitamin C 124%
Calcium 17%
Iron 28%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.