I like chili, but I'm not a fan of heat for heat's sake. I wanted something that would warm me up but not be overwhelmingly hot, and this was the result. My husband says that this would also make a good sloppy joe (with beans) mix.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 5 mins
total:
3 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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  • Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.

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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. Transfer ground turkey to the slow cooker.

  • Stir crushed tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder into ground turkey.

  • Cook on Low for 3 hours.

Cook's Note:

This chili can also be cooked in a pot on the stove top over medium-low heat until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 33.5mg; sodium 837.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2013
I've made a lot of chili recipes and thought this one was pretty nice. I made it exactly as written. It was a little interesting that no onions (or even onion powder) was in it as most chilis have it - I didn't miss them though. It was also a bit unusual and nice that two kinds of beans were used. I happen to like blazing-hot food and this was definitely mild-mannered. It might have just been my crock-pot (mine is very large) but I found that the chili didn't get all that hot after cooking for 3 hours on Low. The chili came out nice and thick and was perhaps a bit too heavy on the tomato flavor. I didn't really mind these last points but noting that three kinds of tomatoes were used here I might have cut back or even omitted the tomato paste for example. Overall I liked this - it lasted me for two nights totaling four big bowlfuls. It might not be the best chili ever but it's still worth recommending. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2013
I've made a lot of chili recipes and thought this one was pretty nice. I made it exactly as written. It was a little interesting that no onions (or even onion powder) was in it as most chilis have it - I didn't miss them though. It was also a bit unusual and nice that two kinds of beans were used. I happen to like blazing-hot food and this was definitely mild-mannered. It might have just been my crock-pot (mine is very large) but I found that the chili didn't get all that hot after cooking for 3 hours on Low. The chili came out nice and thick and was perhaps a bit too heavy on the tomato flavor. I didn't really mind these last points but noting that three kinds of tomatoes were used here I might have cut back or even omitted the tomato paste for example. Overall I liked this - it lasted me for two nights totaling four big bowlfuls. It might not be the best chili ever but it's still worth recommending. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
My husband and I love this chili. The only change I made was that I cooked some diced onion in olive oil before I added the ground turkey. I've made it with hamburger too. My husband likes it with hamburger and I like it with turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2014
This recipe exactly what it says Mild Mannered. I did my chili on the stove top and omitted the tomato paste and added onions. Mom ate it as is and loved it. Hubby and I like heat so we heated ours up after cooking. Next time I will put sweet bell pepper in the mix and serve it over rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2014
Very good Chili I only made a couple changes. I added 1/4 pound sweet sausage to the ground turkey in the browning process and added a can of corn with the beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2016
So easy to make. I definitely make this again. We actually put it over pasta. I used the fire roasted tomatoes and that added just the right flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2015
Hands down....best chili! super easy and everyone loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2018
I added a sweet onion yellow pepper and an ear of corn just because I like veggies in my chili. Very little chili powder used but added smoked paprika. Turned out very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
This was excellent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2016
I loved this chili and I will make it again and again! Read More