December 12, 2009

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

At last we have a crock pot recipe! My family made this, oh, a few months ago now, and sadly, there are no pristine pictures of the fine goop that came out. It was hearty, healthy, and heavenly. I mean it doesn't get much easier than a crock pot, crockery, or slow cooker, right?

The beauty of this recipe is that it's very flexible. Add a ton of beans...or not. Mix it up! I just want to make one warning though - the "jar of tomatoes" should really be a jar and not a can. Canned tomatoes contain bisphenol-A, "a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity." Here you can find a few other common foods to avoid and why. Just an fyi for all of us. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

Total time: 5-8 hours
Yield: Serves 4
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 kinds of beans
  • 1 large jar (28-32 oz) crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt/pepper
  • 1 medium jar (12-14 oz) tomato paste/sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • green chilies
  • 1-2 cups corn
  • 1/2 teaspoon various other seasonings, optional
Cooking Directions
  1. Chop onion and cook with ground turkey in pan with olive oil.
  2. Drain fat from turkey and onion and add to crock pot.
  3. Mix everything else in crock pot (optional to mash some of the beans to make thicker chili).
  4. Cook on low for 5-8 hours (crock pots vary).

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