The slow cooker is really an amazing appliance that I feel everyone should own. It is the perfect way to get a heads start on your dinner plans. You can prep everything the night before, turn the cooker on in the morning, and just let it take care of business while you’re off on your busy day. By the time you get home your kitchen will be filled with the aromas of your upcoming meal.
One of my favorite one pot dishes to prep in the slow cooker is Turkey Chili. Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. The best part about it is you can really throw anything you want into it. Switch up the meat with beef or chicken or even go vegetarian! There are loads of different beans and veggies that can be added as well. Below is my favorite version. Pair it with a big chunk of corn bread and you have yourself a delicious meal.
1 pound of ground turkey
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, about 1 Tbsp
2 fresh jalapenos, chopped
1 15 oz. can of black beans
1 15 oz. can of kidney beans
2- 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 bell pepper (color of your choice), chopped
3 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Drizzle olive oil into pan and saute garlic for about 30 seconds. Add in ground turkey and cook until browned. Drain excess liquid.
Combine the turkey and garlic with remaining ingredients in the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.