Crockpot Turkey Chili

Everytime I share that I’m making my Turkey Chili I get asked for the recipe, so I finally sat down and wrote it out. My recipe is just the gist of it, I like to add in or sub out peppers depending on what I have on had, same goes for tomatoes and chilie options. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments or shoot me a DM on IG!

Ingredients Needed:

1lb ground turkey
1-2 red or green peppers, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 jalapeño (optional), minced
1 cup frozen corn (optional)
2 cans of any beans (kidney beans/northern beans/black beans)
1 1/2tbsp garlic, minced
30oz can diced tomatoes (can do rotel instead)
8oz green chilies (optional/if not using rotel)
15oz can tomato sauce
2-3tbsp tomato paste
1tbsp worcestershire sauce
Packet of chili seasoning or 2 tbsp of own mix
1-2tbsp hot sauce (I use crystal or old bay)
1c veggie or beef broth


First step, I always have my crockpot out and on the warm setting while I’m getting everything ready!

Add chopped onions, green peppers and jalapeño (if using) to sauté pan with 1tbsp olive oil. Sauté for 5-6 minutes until soft. Add in ground turkey and cook until no pink is left. I sprinkle a little bit of chili powder, salt and pepper to ground turkey once its in the pan and cooking for added flavor.

Once everything is cooked, add turkey/veggie mixture to crockpot along with the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Serve with favorite toppings + we love a good jalapeño cornbread with honey on the side. I use either Famous Daves Cornbread mix or a combo of the Jiffy Cornbread mix and Jiffy Yellow Cake mix together (it taste like Boston Markets cornbread haha). Cooking them in a cast iron skillet is my favorite way, but if we want jalapeño cornbread I’ll make them in the muffin tins so I can leave plain ones for the kids because they always want one when we are eating it!

Our favorite toppings: Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Avocado, Fritos or Tortilla Strips, Green Onions, Hot Sauce

Hope you enjoy our favorite yummy, winter meal! It’s so perfect for those snowy days here in the Midwest.

I linked everything I cook that I use when cooking chili. If you don’t have a veggie chopper and don’t want to spend forever chopping things up for dinner – get yourself one! It’s so handy.