Slow Cooker Turkey and Chorizo Chili

This is the turkey chili I made to compete on It's not overbearingly spicy, with good texture and flavor. To thicken this chili, you can add double the amount of chorizo and stew the tomato sauce before adding it to the slow cooker.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 35 mins
10 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • ½ yellow onion, diced

  • 3 ½ ounces dry chorizo sausage, diced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 fresh red chile peppers, diced

  • 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans

  • 1 (15 ounce) can baked beans (such as Bush's® Texas Ranchero)

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes (such as Del Monte® Italian Recipe Stewed Tomatoes)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole kernel corn

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 3 cloves garlic, diced

  • 8 ounces sour cream

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Turn a slow cooker on High and add butter to melt.

  2. Heat a medium pan over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook until fats begin to render, about 3 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 7 minutes more. Add to the slow cooker. Stir in bell peppers, chile peppers, tomato sauce, black beans, baked beans, tomatoes, and corn. Add hot sauce, chili powder, and paprika.

  3. Heat oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Saute garlic in the pan until browned, about 1 minute. Add turkey; saute until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain the liquid from the pan and add to the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker to Low and cook, stirring once every hour, until reduced, about 6 hours. Serve with a spoonful of sour cream and shredded Cheddar on top of each bowl.

Cook's Note:

You can also cook this on High for 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
26g Fat
34g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1096mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 44mg 221%
Calcium 243mg 19%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 714mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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