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Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Bowls

Easy, healthy slow cooker turkey chili bowls made with black beans. Great for dinner or the big game! Toppings: grated cheese, green onions, and sour cream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner & Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day chili, hatch chile powder, healthy chili
Servings: 6
Calories: 562kcal


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions diced 2 cups diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or Melissa's Produce Hatch Chile Powder
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/2 beer Lagers give rich flavor-I use Boddington's
  • 28 oz organic tomatoes
  • 1 small can green chilis low heat
  • 2 cans organic black beans drained


  • grated cheese - Mexican 4 cheese blend
  • sliced green onions
  • sour cream
  • Serve with tortilla chips


  • In a saute pan or a slow-cooker with the saute setting, saute diced onions in butter until just turning brown.
  • In the slow cooker, add all 7 spices to the browned onions, and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add turkey, tomato paste, beer, tomatoes, green chilis, and black beans. Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 4 hours on low in Slow Cooker. Stir once an hour.
  • Option for Stovetop: In a large pot, saute onions and 7 spices, brown ground turkey, add tomato paste, beer, tomatoes, green chilis, and black beans. Cover and cook 1 hour on medium-low heat.
  • Stir and serve in bowls with grated cheese, sour cream, green onions, and tortilla chips.


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1583mg | Potassium: 1714mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1975IU | Vitamin C: 31.6mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 8.3mg