This is a thick, spicy, slow-cooked chili I adapted from another recipe. It's great for parties or cold nights! Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese or crumbled cornbread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until no longer pink and evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, place the cooked meat into a slow cooker, and drain any oil from the skillet.

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  • Using the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the red pepper and garlic; cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir into the slow cooker with the turkey.

  • Stir the kidney beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, tomato sauce, and habanero pepper into the slow cooker with the turkey mixture. Set on High and cook for 3 hours, or on Low for 7 hours.

  • One hour before the time is up, stir in the corn, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, basil, and sage. Continue cooking the chili for the remaining hour. Season to taste with salt.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 16.6g; carbohydrates 27g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 33.5mg; sodium 380.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2008
Three modifications make this fantastic. Add 2 tbsp. chili powder a chopped onion (I think it was accidentally omitted from the original recipe given the instructions referencing onion mixture) and instead of a habanero I had habanero hot sauce and added two teaspoons. FANTASTIC. And very easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2009
There is not enough juice in this to consider it a chili not any chili I have ever had anyways. It had great flavor but it was more like a dip which is exactly how I ate it with saltine crackers. Won't make this again. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
Three modifications make this fantastic. Add 2 tbsp. chili powder a chopped onion (I think it was accidentally omitted from the original recipe given the instructions referencing onion mixture) and instead of a habanero I had habanero hot sauce and added two teaspoons. FANTASTIC. And very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This is a great chili recipe! The only change I make is that we like our chili a little thick so instead of just tomato sauce I add a 12 ounce can of tomato paste and then a just 4-6 ounces of sauce. I also haven't been able to find drief habaneros so I use fresh. Cutting them is a little dangerous but well worth it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2008
This takes chili to a whole new level! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
This was an excellent recipe. I used 1/2 C each of kidney and black beans. I also used 1/2 C of black-eyed peas.I pressure cooked the beans and black-eyed peas for about 30 minutes before adding them to the crock pot. I skipped the ground turkey. My wife and I were too hungry to wait the hour for the 4th step so I skipped it. The recipe came out great. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
Wow incredible! I think I found my new chili recipe! I sauteed the turkey meat with 1 diced onion added 2 tbsp chili powder and added 1 can of diced tomatoes. I couldn't find any smoked habaneros so I used dried red chilis instead and some hot sauce. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
This was the best tasting slow-cooked chili I have ever had. I made it for my husband's chili cook off at work and won first place!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
This was FANTASTIC! This will definitely warm you up on a 10 degree day:) I can never find habaneros this time of year but I used a teaspoon of habanero powder instead. I also used 1 can tomato paste a little over a cup of tomato sauce and added diced fire roasted tomatoes. I will defintely be making this again! Thank you for a great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2010
I added a bit of a twist which turned out great! Use Chipotles in Adobo instead of dried Habaneros then double the tomato sauce and halve the beans. I like my chili a bit more like a soup and the kids aren't that fond of beans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2013
I couldn't find Habanero (dried or fresh) so I substituted with 2 tbls. crushed red peppers. I couldn't find any canned black-eyed peas so I just bought them dry and soaked them in water while I was putting the other ingredients together then I drained them and added them to the pot which worked great. I also added about two cups of water before letting my chili cook for hours because I didn't think there was enough liquid for my crock pot. Turned out great. Random note: This chili just LOOKS cool. Make it as directed and you cook up a totally unique-looking and great tasting chili. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2009
There is not enough juice in this to consider it a chili not any chili I have ever had anyways. It had great flavor but it was more like a dip which is exactly how I ate it with saltine crackers. Won't make this again. Read More
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