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Slow Cooker Turkey and Bean Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey and Bean Chili

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  • Author: Nicole | Fresh Apron
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Slow Cooker Turkey and Bean Chili is going to be your new go-to chili recipe! It's easy to make and will definitely be a crowd pleaser. This is a simple weeknight dinner or football party food.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, finely diced with seeds and membranes removed
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 46 ounces tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Sauté the turkey and onion. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and onion. Season with salt. Cook, breaking up the meat, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add ingredients to slow cooker. Place the cooked turkey and onions into the slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients and carefully stir to combine.
  3. Slow-cook. Cook, covered, on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours. Season to taste, if needed.
  4. Serve. Serve warm, with toppings, if desired.


  • Though you can cook this chili on high for 3-4 hours, for the best flavor and texture, cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  • Serve chili with a side of tortilla chips and/or corn bread. You could also serve with a side salad or some fresh crusty bread.
  • To store, once cooled refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Optional chili toppings:  shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream or plain greek yogurt, diced red onion, sliced green onion, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced jalapeño, or chopped avocado
  • Nutritional Values (per serving) are approximates only.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 278
  • Sugar: 6.6 g
  • Sodium: 648.8 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
  • Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 26.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.1 mg