Office Potluck

Every six months or so, my company organizes a themed potluck lunch.

Today we enjoyed a Halloween potluck, which was coincidentally quite heavy on desserts.

Since my office’s only reheating option is a microwave, I decided to lug my crockpot into work for Turkey Chili.

I love Turkey Chili in the crockpot because the longer the flavors meld together, the better it tastes. I always play with this recipe until I get it to my desired spiciness.

Although today’s chili wasn’t my finest ever, it was voted Best Dish, along with the Ghost Truffles!

Overflowing crockpot

Turkey Chili

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Crockpot Turkey Chili

What You Need

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 16-ounce can low-sodium diced tomatoes
  • 2 12-ounce cans low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 2 4-ounce cans diced mild green chiles
  • 2 16-ounce cans Mexican chili beans, not drained
  • Hot sauce, if desired

What To Do

  1. Brown ground turkey with onions, garlic, green pepper, and jalapeno in a large non-stick skillet. Drain if necessary.
  2. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
  3. Cover. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
  4. I like to taste along the way to add more seasoning or hot sauce if necessary.
  5. Serve with shredded cheese, chips or cornbread if desired.


Ideal crock-pot size: 5-quart

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