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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Hearty, flavorful and
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Author 5boysbaker.com

Ingredients

  • 2 slices white sandwich bread , turn into quarters
  • 1/4 c. whole milk
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey (not ground turkey breast - this will be too dry)
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 yellow onions , minced
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 cans (15-oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine bread and milk into a paste. Mix in turkey, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions, chili powder, tomato paste, garlic, cumin, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Cook until vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the turkey mixture cook for about 5 minutes and cook until no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce and scrape up any brown bits in the pan. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  4. Stir rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours.

Recipe Notes

I cooked mine for only 4 hours and it was perfect.