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Friday, February 13, 2015

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

We have been trying to simplify our evening routine by adding more slow cooker meals to our repertoire. Unfortunately, we don't have many good recipes that are tasty, easy and relatively healthy.

When I found this recipe, courtesy of Skinny Taste, I thought it might hit all three categories, and I was right! It is flavorful without being spicy (which Buddy can't handle) and super easy to make. Hubby preps it the night before, I get it started and leave it to cook when I go to work. When Hubby gets home he puts on the finishing touches and voila, easy peasy.

This recipe makes 5 adult serving sizes and can be easily doubled and frozen. If it matters to you, this chili is also gluten-free. If you don't have a slow cooker/crock pot, you can also simmer it on the stove.

If you like, top with cheese, avocado, sour cream, and/or tortilla chips. It also goes great with one of Buddy's favorites, corn bread!

  • 600 gm Lean Ground Turkey 
  • 1 teaspoon Oil 
  • 1 medium Onion, minced 
  • 1 medium red Bell Pepper, diced fine 
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced 
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen Corn kernels 
  • 10 oz can Mild Diced Tomatoes 
  • 8 oz can plain Tomato Sauce 
  • 1/4 cup low sodium Chicken Broth 
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher Salt 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil and turkey. 
  • Season with salt and cook, breaking up with a spoon until turkey browns and is no longer pink. 
  • Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper to the skillet over medium heat and cook for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add everything to the slow cooker and stir in corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, paprika and salt. 
  • Mix until well. 
  • Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 6 hours. 
  • Serve with desired toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Serves: 5 | Serving Size: 1 cup
Per serving: Calories: 222; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Sodium: 719mg; Total Carbohydrates: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 32g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 446mg; Vitamin A: 12%; Vitamin C: 59%; Calcium: 6%; Iron: 17%

Weight Watcher Points+: 6 pt

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