Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Black Beans – The Roasted Root

Black bean turkey chili recipe slow cooker

Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Black Beans is a perfect comfort food at its finest. Great in flavor, high in protein, and a good source of complex carbohydrates, this easy-to-prepare meal is as nutritious as it is delicious.

Crock Pot Turkey Chili with Black Beans - an easy and tasty slow cooker chili recipe that's high in protein and low in fat!

With so many chili recipes out there, nailing a favorite is a moving goal


During the years I had intestinal problems, I was bean-free and sometimes nightshade-free with my chili. In fact, sometimes I still do this.

Sometimes I feel my Instant Pot Pumpkin Chili or my Pumpkin Chicken Chili,

while other times I feel a bit of Crock Pot White Chicken Chili, or my Best Steak Chili Recipe


Well, I can safely say that this turkey chili with black beans is a remarkable meal, worthy of repeating.

Use simple ingredients, with a pair you wouldn’t normally think of using that level for experience.

All in all, this chili recipe is gluten-free, high in protein, a good source of complex carbohydrates, low in fat and macro-friendly.

Ideal for active people who pay attention to their macros or simply for anyone who enjoys a hearty meal.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili with Black Beans - an easy clay pot dinner recipe that's high in protein, low in fat and wonderfully delicious!

Ingredients for

turkey chili:

onion, garlic, turkey, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, cocoa powder, chili powder, pure maple syrup, bell pepper, carrots and black beans.

Ingredients you may be less familiar with in chili pepper are cocoa powder and pure maple syrup. Cocoa powder adds richness to the chili (it doesn’t taste like chocolate, don’t worry), and pure maple syrup adds a very subtle sweetness to compensate for the acidity of tomatoes.

I find that a generous amount of chili powder is more than adequate to flavor the soup. Some people like to add extra herbs and spices, which is also delicious.

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In order to keep the ingredient list reasonably short, and for the sake of simplicity, we’ll get it right with

chili powder!

Chili powder is a mixture of ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and dried oregano, and sometimes cayenne pepper. If you prefer to make your own blend based on the portion of each one you enjoy, feel free to do so or prepare this homemade chili powder recipe from Spend With Pennies.

Easy Crock Pot Turkey Chili - made with simple, clean ingredients for a hearty and healthy meal

Recipe adaptations:

There are many ways to change this recipe to make it your own. Here are some ideas:

  • Use a combination of ground beef and ground turkey instead of the whole turkey
  • .

  • Add a couple of tablespoons of flour to make the broth thicker
  • . Skip cocoa powder or

  • use regular unsweetened cocoa powder
  • .

  • Set aside pure maple syrup or swap it for molasses or cane sugar.
  • For spice fans, add 1 to

  • 2 serranos or jalapeños (keeping the seeds, not discarding them), or you can add 1 can (7 oz) of hot Ortega peppers, or 1 to 3 tablespoons of your favorite hot sauce.

If you are sensitive to nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, etc.), follow my AIP pepper recipe without nightshades. Get rave reviews, even from people who aren’t nightshade-free!

How to make Crock Pot Turkey Chili:

Add crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, pure maple syrup, cocoa powder, chili powder, Sea salt, pepper, carrots and black beans to your clay pot and stir well.

Stir crushed tomatoes, broth, chili powder, cocoa powder, black beans, carrots and peppers together in the clay pot

Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet or thick-bottomed pot and add the onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to brown, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté another 2 minutes.

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Slide the onions aside to make room for the meat and add the meat. Let it brown for 2 to 3 minutes before flipping and browning another 2 to 3 minutes on the other side. Use a spatula to break the meat into smaller pieces.

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stir well until incorporated.

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Secure the lid of the clay pot and place it High for 4 to 6 hours or Low for 7 to 10 hours.

Crock pot turkey chili in a slow cooker

Serve the chili with your choice of ingredients, and enjoy!

I go with Greek yogurt, avocado, red onion and green onion. Sometimes I add chopped bacon and grated cheese and always make a nice hot sauce shower.

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As usual, you can always serve it with my gluten-free corn bread


That’s it! I hope you like this ground turkey chili recipe as much as we do!

The BEST slow cooked turkey chili recipe with black beans. Easy, high protein, low fat, healthy dinner recipe

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