[slowcooker] Turkey Chili
- When Did You Have Time To Do That Chili?
2 lb. fresh turkey thigh meat
1 cup tomato sauce (1 small can)
1 4-oz can chopped green chiles (mild is suggested, hotter if you prefer)
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
2 TBS. chili powder
1-2 cloves garlic, minced (powder equivalent ok too, if you really have to...)
1-16 oz can beans - pinto, black, or kidney
Also have on hand:
Salsa of choice
Grated cheese (cheddar, jack, or combination)
Flour tortillas (ESPECIALLY if kids are eating)
Firstly, you need a crockpot. Otherwise the irony of the recipe escapes even
the best cook.
Rinse turkey, remove skin. Place in crockpot. Top with tomato sauce, chiles,
onion, Worchestershire, chili powder garlic and beans. Put the lid on and set
to low for 7-9 hours or high, 4-6 hours. Now take off.
To prepare: Remove turkey from crock pot. It should fall off the bone. Remove
bone. With two forks, shred turkey. Return to pot. Stir to mix. Spoon into
bowls and serve with salsa, cheese, sour cream, and tortillas.
Basically, everything gets thrown into the crock pot in the order given
(except salsa, cheese, sour cream, and tortillas), put the top on and walk
away. Work a full day, go to softball registration, meet with the volunteer
organization, and know that an easy dinner is ready at home (better yet, the
cook has an equal opportunity to eat before going to bed).
The tortillas can be used to create a burrito from the chili for the child
that is more likely to eat something new when it looks like an entree from a
fast-food franchise. The adults can appreciate the tortillas by having
something to mop up the chili. Or, as my 9 year old discovered, it's okay to
tear up the tortilla and mix it up in the chili. "It kinda tastes like a
soggy burrito." Believe me, this discovery was a milestone in dinner meals.
The Added Plus for this Easy Recipe: Using a slotted spoon, place on warmed
flour tortillas, top with condiments of choice, roll up and eat like a
IF THERE ARE LEFTOVERS: Prepare as burritos, with choice of condiments. Roll
up and place on a pan and freeze. After frozen, wrap in plastic wrap. The
next time the PTA needs you, tell the family to microwave those great turkey
burritos for 30-60 seconds and eat without you (as long as they promise to
leave something for you).
- Turkey Chili
1 pound ground turkey
1 teaspoon minced garlic (I use the jar stuff you can find by the
Can of each
Dark Red Kidney Beans (drain & rinse)
Light Red Kidney Beans (drain & rinse)
Van Camps Pork & Beans (juice and all)
Diced tomatoes (juice and all)
Tomato Juice - about 2 cups (closer to 3 is better)
Chili powder to taste add after everything is simmering and keep
tasting it start with at least a tablespoon then keep mixing and
letting it simmer and tasting it don't want it too spicy but not
enough makes it beef and bean soup! A lot of times I get it to about
the right color and then start tasting it!
Bring it all to a slow rolling boil and then simmer it all as long as
possible, hour or two on very low (or put in crockpot on low, and
cook all; day) so it does not scorch and stir
it every 10-15 minutes or so and taste it again - I usually make it
and eat some for dinner and let it keep simmer on very low during and
after and then split it up and stick in the fridge/freezer for
leftovers. Just as easy to use 2 cans of each and the big can of
tomato juice and have enough for a couple of good meals and lunches!
This isn't written out as a crockpot recipe but can be easily
customized to work in there. This chili is to die for!!!
" When you raise yourself above servant, you rank yourself above
Deb / Al./ 208.6 /160.8/146 MODERATOR
- Turkey Chili
• 2 pounds ground turkey
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 4 large garlic cloves, chopped
• 1/2 cup green peppers, diced
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 2 teaspoon dried cumin
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1 can refried beans
• 2 15 to 16oz cans of kidney beans (not drained)
In a large skillet, brown ground turkey and drain. Add all ingredients to crock pot except the can of refried beans. Cover and cook on low 2 hours. Add refried beans to chili for thickening. Cover and cook on low for an additional 2 hours.
Looking for some new crockpot recipes? Casseroles?