Easy Crockpot Turkey Veggie Chili

Today I will share one of my favorites – my healthy crockpot turkey veggie chili.

Because of a busy week, I opted to cook it in my trusty crockpot so I could throw all the ingredients in it and forget about it until time to eat. For the ingredients, I started off with ground turkey as my meat so that it would be both low in fat and calories. I added some corn, peppers and onions, tomatoes, beans, and my secret ingredient – pumpkin. That’s right. I added a can of pumpkin puree to the ingredients. It made the chili smell sooooo good and gave it a unique flavor and texture that those at the party loved.

After the meat a veggies came all the extra spices and such that gives the chili its flavor. I added some paprika to give it a smoky flavor as well as the traditional chili powder and cumin for some spice. Now I like my chili a little on the hot side so I also added a bit of hot sauce to kick it up a bit. To top it off, there is a dab of pumpkin pie spice, lime juice and Kentucky bourbon. If you are not a drinker or cook with alcohol you can leave this last ingredient off. I just like it because it added to the smoky sweet and spicy flavor.

That’s it. After all the ingredients were added, I simply cooked it for about 6 hours on high. I topped it with some shredded cheese and plain greek yogurt (instead of sour cream).

Easy Crockpot Turkey Veggie Chili

Easy Crockpot Turkey Veggie Chili

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 28 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz. black beans
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 15 oz. kidney beans
  • 15 oz. chili beans
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 12 oz. frozen corn
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 4 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup bourbon (optional)
  • shredded cheese and greek yogurt for topping (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into crockpot.
  2. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10.
  3. Serve into bowl, top with cheese and greek yogurt.
  4. Enjoy!

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