Favorite family chili recipe, handed down to me by my mother.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs 5 mins
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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, onion, bell pepper, and garlic together in the hot skillet until the turkey is completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to the crock of a slow cooker.

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  • Stir kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil, salt, and black pepper into the turkey mixture.

  • Cook on Low for 4 hours.

Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 55.8mg; sodium 857.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2015
Family Favorite Turkey Chili Haiku: "Thought this would be blah but it turned out really good. Better leftovers." I really expected this chili to be dull due to it not having cumin or oregano along w/ so little chili powder so I tasted it at the halfway point and it was great... even better when we served it that evening but even BETTER the next day. Followed the recipe exactly as written even neither draining nor rinsing the beans which I always do. W/ cheese sour cream and Fritos it will surely become a family favorite. (OK mine needed some Sriracha.) Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2015
Family Favorite Turkey Chili Haiku: "Thought this would be blah but it turned out really good. Better leftovers." I really expected this chili to be dull due to it not having cumin or oregano along w/ so little chili powder so I tasted it at the halfway point and it was great... even better when we served it that evening but even BETTER the next day. Followed the recipe exactly as written even neither draining nor rinsing the beans which I always do. W/ cheese sour cream and Fritos it will surely become a family favorite. (OK mine needed some Sriracha.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
I absolutely love this one! My first attempt at turkey chili but I had such a good feeling that I doubled most of the ingredients. I used red pepper instead of green- personal taste. I didn't double the onions nor the beans as I was going for more of a tomatoey taste. Doubled the turkey diced tomato tomato sauce basil garlic. I had enough to share w co-workers the following day and the family at home. So delicious! Ate it with shredded Mexican blend cheese dollup of sour cream and leftover toasted hamburger buns- the way to go!! Will definitely make this often!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
Loveed it the bell peppers and onions and garlic give it a nutritions value to my diet I trying to include more veggies in my famlies menu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2015
Best chili recipe! My husband could not stop raving about it. I added 2 more cloves of garlic. It could use a bit more spice for my taste so next time I may add a little extra. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2017
It was easy to make. I'll make it again. Next time I'd add 1 1/2 lb of turkey. I forgot to pick up cheese to sprinkle on top. It was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2016
Love this easy and simple recipe for chili! I used a pound of ground beef in addition to the ground turkey (my husband loves his meat!) and added another can of sauce for the right proportions. I also added a can of black beans. Topped it with some cheese before serving and we both loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2018
I used 1 can of dark kidney beans and 1 can of light kidney beans. Next time I will season the meat a little more but other than that it was really good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2015
My family and I enjoyed this recipe. I cut down in half the chili powder and was still a little bit spicy. Very practical recipe for a busy day. We ate it with white steamed rice and a dollop of sour cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2017
I didn't make any changes and my husband and I both loved it. A great way to use leftover turkey! Read More
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