Modified from various recipes for our tastes - sized to fit my 3 quart slow cooker. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and cornbread or corn chips or fresh fried corn tortillas. Melt Velveeta® into leftovers for an instant-win dip.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
total:
4 hrs 25 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 a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir turkey, onions, and Anaheim chile peppers in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and transfer turkey mixture to a slow cooker.

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  • Mix kidney beans, Mexican-style tomato sauce, chili powder, cornmeal, garlic, onion flakes, cocoa powder, cumin, ground black pepper, sugar, parsley, oregano, beef base, red pepper flakes, and coriander into turkey mixture. Add enough water to reach desired consistency.

  • Cook on High for 4 hours (or on Low for 8 to 10 hours).

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1 packet of store-bought seasoning mix for the dry seasonings, if desired.

Lean ground beef can be substituted for the ground turkey, if desired.

Substitute 1 chopped bell pepper for the Anaheim pepper, if desired.

Substitute a 6-ounce can of tomato paste plus 1/2 cup water for the Mexican-style tomato sauce, if desired.

Substitute 1/2 ounce Baker's(R) unsweetened chocolate for the cocoa powder, if desired.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 17.8g; carbohydrates 27.1g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 41.9mg; sodium 475.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
Well it's my recipe and I love it obviously:) If you don't like cilantro omit the coriander. It's the same plant. It'll leave a soapy aftertaste if you are part of the population bearing a gene that makes cilantro/coriander taste bad. Cheers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2015
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Kidney Beans Haiku: "Not sure bout this one. Daughter loved it I was 'meh' had odd aftertaste." I can't put my finger on what was peculiar about the aftertaste in this chili and re-reading the ingredients I'm still scratching my head unless it had something to do w/ the coriander cocoa powder beef base and/or sugar which are ingredients I haven't typically used in my chilis. I followed the recipe as written except per cook's notes subbing ground beef for the turkey and bell pepper for the anaheim. I'd hover around 3.5 stars on this one if only I could detect what about all of those ingredients (of which several were probably unnecessary) gave this a strange (but not unpleasant) flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
Well it's my recipe and I love it obviously:) If you don't like cilantro omit the coriander. It's the same plant. It'll leave a soapy aftertaste if you are part of the population bearing a gene that makes cilantro/coriander taste bad. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2015
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Kidney Beans Haiku: "Not sure bout this one. Daughter loved it I was 'meh' had odd aftertaste." I can't put my finger on what was peculiar about the aftertaste in this chili and re-reading the ingredients I'm still scratching my head unless it had something to do w/ the coriander cocoa powder beef base and/or sugar which are ingredients I haven't typically used in my chilis. I followed the recipe as written except per cook's notes subbing ground beef for the turkey and bell pepper for the anaheim. I'd hover around 3.5 stars on this one if only I could detect what about all of those ingredients (of which several were probably unnecessary) gave this a strange (but not unpleasant) flavor. Read More
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