Turkey Chili for When You’re Feeling Chilly!

Fall has arrived! It is certainly beautiful but the temperatures are plummeting! I feel like the cold weather showed up so suddenly, it feels like a week ago I was going for runs when it was 25 above. I love all the fall colours, I wish they lasted longer! Mickey and I love going on dog park adventures this time of year!

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One of my absolute favourite things to make when it cools down is turkey chili in the crock pot. It is so dead easy and healthy and delicious! I come home at lunch, fill up my crock pot and it is ready for dinner. Here’s wha you’ll need.

1 package extra lean ground turkey

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 small red onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 large can of diced tomatoes (about 800ml)

1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained (about 480 ml)

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained (about 480 ml)

1 3/4 cup chicken broth

1 3/4 cup whole kernel corn

1 can tomato paste (about 180 ml)

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Delicious topping options – shedder tex mex cheddar, cilantro, crushed tortillas.

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Start with a non stick skillet or wok, cook turkey until almost cooked through, then add green pepper, onion and minced garlic.

Move all those goodies into a 4 quart slow cooker. Stir in your tomatoes, beans, paste, broth and all the spices.

Cover and cook for 5 hours on low.

Eat it and be satisfied!

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I’m getting pumped for wearing more sweaters, baking with pumpkin and eating turkey! I hope everyone is enjoying fall!

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