Crockpot Turkey Chili


It’s Wednesday (duh!), but it really feels like it should be Friday. I’m completely over this work week! I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s because I’m cutting weight, but it feels like this week is completely dragging… AND I DON’T LIKE IT. This Saturday is my first weightlifting meet, and I’m really nervous.. but I’m excited. I’m confident that I’ll do well, but then there’s like little voice that’s doubting myself. Oi, the wonders of building confidence and strong mindset.

Anyway! This past Sunday I had no time to food prep. I spent the day at Sam’s and came home late, so I made a easy solution and made my easy and delicious turkey chili. Yum, yum! Kind of like.. a “set it and forget it” kind of thing. What’s that from? Some kind of oven infomercial. … steering back on topic.. yes! Turkey chili.. here we go!

P.S. I forgot to take an after picture. For now, this will have to suffice. Please and thanks 🙂

What you’ll need: 



For the chili:

1 tsp coconut oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 cup white onion, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
6 roma tomatoes, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups homemade chicken stock (recipe to come)
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp chili powder
3/4 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch of oregano, tied together with twine

How you’ll do it: 

1) Heat a skillet on medium high with coconut oil. Once skillet heats up, throw in the turkey and brown until almost all cooked. It will finish cooking in the crockpot. This step gets rid of all the mush that develops when meat is cooked in the crockpot with liquid.
2) Put all the ingredients from the top of the ingredient list down. Make sure when you add the salt, you season very generously. It’s a big pot, so it’s going to need a lot of seasoning. You can always add more at the end of the cooking process.
3) Once you’ve added all the ingredients, mix well until all the spices have coated throughout the meat and vegetables.
4) Cover and set your crockpot on low with a timer of 7 hours. This will melt all the flavors together and become delicious.
5) Serve and enjoy!


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