Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Crock Pot Wednesday - Turkey Chili
I love my slow cooker. Especially since I can usually assemble supper during my kids' naptime, plug it in, and not worry about it until it's time to serve up supper! It's not unheard of for me to cook at least two meals a week in my slow cooker. This time of year, my favorite is this great, easy, healthy recipe for Turkey Chili. I'm sneaky and even add in a couple chopped carrots for extra veggies and vitamins - and nobody is the wiser! My toddlers like it served on top of spaghetti noodles, Cincinnati-style, with cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!
1.25 lb. package lean ground turkey
1 16-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 16-oz. can chili beans, with liquid
2 14.5-oz. cans diced tomatoes, undrained
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
3 carrots, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. chili powder (or more to taste)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground turkey in skillet. Drain. Transfer to slow cooker.
Stir in remaining ingredients (except cheese and sour cream).
Cover. Cook on Low 8-10 hours or on High 4 hours.
Garnish with cheese and sour cream.