How do you cook chili? Most people will say the best way to cook chili is low and slow. That is why chili recipes work well in crockpots. Crockpots can easily be cooking for hours and hours, even days if you really wanted to. There aren’t many recipes that will require days’ worth of cooking but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. You may want to try something a little easier before you dive into a recipe like that. In fact, this crockpot turkey chili with pinto beans is a good place to start.
Crockpot turkey chili with pinto beans is a fantastic way to get into cooking chili at home without taking up space on the stovetop.
We all have heard of chili cook offs. People work years to perfect their own, personal combinations of ingredients to create a blue-ribbon chili.
The type of chili doesn’t matter, it can be turkey, beef, chicken, meatless, spicy, sweet, whatever you want. For example, you can start off with this crockpot turkey chili with pinto beans recipe.
Make the chili and try it out as is and think of ways you can customize it. Maybe you want to make it spicier or sweeter or change this or that.
The beauty of chili is that it can be very forgiving. Get ready, this is going to be one of the easiest recipes you’ve made.
Crockpot Turkey Chili with Pinto Beans | Ingredients
You may have caught on that the ingredients list for this chili recipe and any chili recipe you use can be very fluid. Have you ever heard an older relative say they don’t know measurements for a family recipe?
They usually say they “eyeball it”. That is a fun way to go about any chili recipe. However, you will need measurements to create the same exact experience repeatedly.
That all being said, this recipe will require you use the exact measurements to try it as is. Afterwards, you can play with it.
Heat olive oil med-high heat. Add ground Turkey and season with salt and pepper. Add chopped onion and cook until Turkey is lightly browned.
Add Turkey to crockpot along with the rest of the ingredients (minus the toppings).
Cook on high for 3 hours and low for 6 hours.
Serve in large bowls with toppings.
Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Crockpot Turkey Chili with Pinto BeansCourse: Crockpot Recipes, Main, Meat
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Lb. Ground Turkey
1 Yellow Onion, Diced
3 Organic Celery Stalks
1/2 or Whole Green Pepper, Chopped
1/2 or Whole Red Pepper, Chopped
1 Cup Corn
1 Can Kidney Beans, Rinsed & drained
1 Can Navy Beans, Rinsed & drained
1 Can Chili Beans Pinto, Rinsed & drained
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Coriander
Salt & Pepper
1 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
- Topping Options
Green Onions, Chopped
- Heat olive oil med-high heat. Add ground Turkey and season with salt and pepper. Add chopped onion and cook until Turkey is lightly browned.
- Add Turkey to crockpot along with the rest of the ingredients (minus the toppings).
- Cook on high for 3 hours and low for 6 hours.
- Serve in large bowls with toppings.
- Refrigerate for up to 5 days.