I looked at the top 5 recipes on this site, combined my favorite ingredients from each, plus a few of my own (Sriracha®/adobe sauce) and...ta-da! A meaty, spicy, flavorful, turkey chili! You can quickly cook up the turkey and combine ingredients in slow cooker, throw in the fridge, and take it out to cook on low before you go to work - works perfectly, easy peasy! All the guys love it for football games, tailgating, and just plain old cold weather. From my table to yours, hope you enjoy! Serve with sour cream and cheese to your liking.

Recipe Summary

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

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground turkey in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir taco seasoning into ground turkey until evenly coated.

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  • Mix seasoned ground turkey, onion, crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato soup, black beans, chili powder, green chile peppers, chipotle peppers from adobo sauce, chile-garlic sauce, black pepper, salt, basil, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low, 8 to 9 hours (or High about 4 hours).

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 28.9g 58% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 83.8mg 28% DV; sodium 1595mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2015
Delicious!!! Cooked on high for 5 hours. Just for fun I used Chili seasoning pack instead of taco. Thank you for the recipe, will definitely use this in the future. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2015
Delicious!!! Cooked on high for 5 hours. Just for fun I used Chili seasoning pack instead of taco. Thank you for the recipe, will definitely use this in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2014
Jay's Spicy Turkey Chili Haiku: "Ooo-wee it is spicy! The few things I didn't have, I will do next time!" So I was out of chipotles in adobo, and I either mis-read the ingredient list, or maybe I was just plain OK w/ having used 3 small 4 oz. cans of diced green chiles. Used a small 8 oz. tomato sauce instead of tomato soup to avoid it possibly being too watery, as we like our chili thick-thick-thick. And I sauteed the onion (along w/ some minced garlic) as the turkey browned. Even w/o the adobo/chipotles, this was a fiery chili, but not so much that it killed any taste enjoyment. W/ cheese and Frito scoops, this was killer chili, and even better as leftovers the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2018
Delicious, but over-the-top spicy for me, who loves spice. I will cut the chili powder to 2 TBLS. Also, I added 1/2 cup chicken broth because mixture was too dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2018
I don t like beans. I added an extra pound of turkey instead of the beans. I also subbed the canned green chili s with 2 fresh jalapeños. When I put it all in the crock pot it was a little dry. I added 1 cup of water and cooled on high for 4 hours. It was awesome! Not too spicy but had a nice kick. Served on top of a layer of Fritos and added mixed cheese. Sooo good for a cold winter meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2015
Did make one change that is only because I used very lean meat added about a cup of chicken stock. Fabulous! Garnished with a blend of Mexican cheese jalapeno slices and avocado. Can't wait for leftovers. Delish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2016
Yummmmy! I made this pretty much as is but I used extra black beans instead of kidney and added some frozen corn at the end. I also added a can of water but it didn't make it soupy. This chili was spicy and delicious. I ate it for lunch with cornbread and I think it will be even better when I heat it up tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2017
Excellent recipe! A little too spicy with both the chipotle peppers in adobo and the cayenne so added a can of broth and some corn starch to thicken. I also used only 2 of 3 cans of the green chiles. Still plenty spicy but delicious! For next time: skip the cayenne use the whole can of black beans and make a double batch of cornbread to go with. Thanks for sharing Jay. This is now my go to chili recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
This is the best chilli recipe I have ever tasted. My whole family loves this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2016
I'm rating it 5 stars because it's true to its name and needs no revisions. Now that doesn't mean I didn't revise it. First I used Trader Joe's Ground Beef-less instead of Turkey and a 14. oz can of Tomato Sauce instead of Tomato soup. The only hot spices I used were Bill Echols (Allrecipe member) Taco Seasoning recipe and 1/2 Tbsp Chilies in Adobe. I did not brown the meat- less or cook the onions. I put everything in the crock pot onion garlic meat beans added seasonings and stirred it up while crock pot was on high then I added the tomato sauce covered and cooked on low all day. It was perfectly thick and just spicy enough for my young crew. Read More
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