Easiest Turkey Chili Recipe Is the Perfect Weekend Meal (Easy On Your Budget, Too) by Sarah Amona

Easiest Turkey Chili Recipe Is the Perfect Weekend Meal (Easy On Your Budget, Too)

Lean ground turkey is not only budget-friendly, but also healthier than many other meat options. This easy ground turkey chili recipe is a wonderful way to utilize this lean protein, and makes the perfect weekend lunch or dinner.

This slow-cooker recipe makes four servings, which is about 1 1/2 cups per serving. Top this flavor-packed turkey chili with sour cream, fresh chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, chopped avocado or your favorite soup toppings.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 to 8 hours for slow cooker, or 1 hour for stovetop
Total Time: 1 to 8 hours
Servings: 4


  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey (95 to 97 percent lean)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 30 ounces tomato sauce
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Brown the ground turkey. Drain fat. 
  2. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. You can also cook this on the stove in a stock pot for about 1 hour.

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Slow Cookers $25 & Up
Tomato Sauce $2 & Up
Diced Tomatoes $2 & Up
Ground Cumin $3 & Up
Chili Powder $2 & Up
Onion Powder $3 & Up
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Elisa Schmitz
We always use ground turkey in our chili to make it healthier. I love this recipe, thank you!
Mmmmm I love this chili recipe.

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