Game Day Turkey Chili

A few chilis can compete with this mouthwatering crowd-pleaser.


  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup chopped green pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 TB chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. pepper   
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans (14 ½ oz. each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) pasta sauce
  • 1 can (16 oz.) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup frozen corn

Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, green onion, cubed avocado, diced jalapeno peppers, corn chips or crackers.


  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey with onion, green pepper and celery over medium-high heat, 6-8 minutes. Make sure to the turkey crumbles into smaller pieces.
  2. Transfer mixture to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in seasonings, tomatoes, pasta sauce, chili beans, water and corn.
  3. Cook, covered, on high 1 hour. Reduce setting to low and cook 5-6 hours or until flavors are blended.
  4. Stir in kidney and pinto beans. Cook, covered, on low for another 30 minutes.
  5. Optional: serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, green onion, avocado, jalapeno, corn chips or crackers.
Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12 (3 quarts)

Per Serving: 200 caloriesprotein 15g; carbohydrates 29g (sugars 8g; dietary fiber 8g), saturated fat 1g; unsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 26mg; sodium 535mg

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