Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Sweet and spicy hearty slow cooker turkey and two bean chili. Perfect cold weather comfort food!

Sweet and spicy hearty slow cooker turkey and two bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

When I was in Vermont last Spring, I had the pleasure of meeting Katie, a fellow New Englander and food blogger. She’s one of those people that’s so easy to get along with and you just generally want to be around. To my delight, she announced that she had a cookbook coming out called Maple. If you’re a New Englander like us, you probably understand immediately why I was so excited. I love anything with maple. It doesn’t get much better than pure maple syrup.

When most people think of maple syrup, they go straight to breakfast. Sweet syrup drizzled over hot pancakes, waffles or French toast. A classic way to enjoy nature’s sweet treat.

But, Katie’s book, Maple, will make you think of maple syrup in a whole new way. It’s not just for breakfast, or sweets. It’s a perfect compliment to a world of savory dishes!

Sweet and spicy hearty slow cooker turkey and two bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m like the vast majority, I want to use maple syrup in the stereotypical way – breakfast, or at least with baked goods. I have a major sweet tooth! So, after flipping through the Maple cookbook and tagging many recipes, I knew I had to venture outside of my comfort zone and create a savory dish featuring maple syrup.

Cool weather = comfort food season, so the turkey chili recipe was calling to me. I couldn’t resist adapting her stovetop version into an easy slow cooker dish. You know I’m a sucker for great slow cooker recipes!

This sweet and spicy hearty slow cooker turkey and two bean chili is an absolute must make Fall recipe. A perfect dinner for any night of the week and a great addition to all of your game day plans!

Sweet and spicy hearty slow cooker turkey and two bean chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Katie’s book, Maple, is available on Amazon and on store shelves now. A perfect cookbook for maple lovers!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Sweet and spicy hearty slow cooker turkey and two bean chili. Perfect cold weather comfort food!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Slow cooker
Servings: 4 plus

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 3/4 C red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes undrained
  • 15 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed well
  • 1/4 C pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tb chili powder
  • 1 Tb cumin
  • 1 Tb paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C chicken broth

Toppings:

  • Green onions chopped
  • Cheddar cheese shredded
  • Sour cream

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and crumble turkey until no longer pink. Drain of any liquid. Transfer to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. 
  • Add remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Gently toss to combine. 
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours. 
  • Serve warm with optiongl toppings. 

Notes

Serves roughly 4-8.
Adapted from Maple

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