Simple Chili

While the weather is still cold, I’ve been taking advantage of my slow cooker. It truly is one of my favorite kitchen tools to use on a lazy day around the house. You just throw everything in and it usually yields fabulous results.

Slow-Cooker-Turkey-Chili-6(image and recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod)

I usually make my chili with beef and I felt like it was time for a change. While searching for a new turkey chili recipe I came across this super easy version from Two Peas & Their Pod. It has definitely become a favorite in my household and will be added to my arsenal of easy cold weather meals.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb 99% lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 (15 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15oz) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (16 oz) jar deli-sliced tamed jalapeno peppers, drained (I left out)
1 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional toppings: green onions, shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream/Greek yogurt


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place turkey in the skillet, and cook until brown. Pour turkey into slow cooker.
  2. Add the onion, peppers, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, jalapeños, corn, chili powder, and cumin. Stir and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve with toppings, if desired.

One thought on “Simple Chili

  1. Love this recipe.. I don’t know how many times I have made this since I came across it.. I am not a big fan of chili but this one I love… Thank you… I will be making this today as well..

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