Crock Pot Turkey Chili


This chili is so delicious.  It can be made completely on the stove or once assembled it can be simmered away in the crock pot.  I used my crock pot, and this chili is awesome.  It is thick and hearty and delicious.  I used ground turkey, but you could certainly use ground chicken or beef.


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 TBSP chili powder (I used 1 TBSP chili powder and 1 TBSP ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 TBSP  tomato paste
  • 5-6 dark chocolate Hershey kisses
  • 3 (14-oz.) cans of chili ready tomatoes diced tomatoes (2 cans fire roasted tomatoes and 1 can of Mexican stewed tomatoes)
  • 1 (16-oz.) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 c. water
  • Top with shredded cheese


  1. Saute chopped onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven or skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender; add garlic, and saute 1 minute.
  2. Add turkey, chili powder and cumin, cooking for 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink.  Then add the tomato paste, and cook 2 minutes. Add chocolate, tomatoes, beans and water, stir to combine.
  3. Stove top recipe: Bring mixture to a boil and cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Top with shredded cheese.
  4. Crock pot recipe: add everything to your crock pot.  Cook on high for 2 hours (more time won’t hurt it) or on low for 4 hours (more time won’t hurt it). Top with shredded cheese.

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