Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekend Cooking: Three-Bean Turkey Chili

Are you looking for a quick, great-tasting fall meal? It doesn't get much easier than this crock-pot chili recipe adapted from Kraft's Food & Family magazine. Perfect for game day or a busy weekday, it even combines my three favorite beans!

King Arthur Flour's Maple Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment. My family loves this variation on a traditional recipe.

Three-Bean Turkey Chili

1/2 lb. ground turkey
2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
16 ounce jar salsa (I used Tostito's chunky salsa - mild)
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans, rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin

Cook the turkey until no longer pink, stirring occasionally - about 10 minutes.
Add to slow cooker, along with all remaining ingredients.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
Top with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.

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Staci said...

I'm going to have to make this one!!!

Mary said...

Sounds easy and delicious!

JoAnn said...

Staci - Let me know how you like it!

Mary - It is!

Trish said...

Yum, yum, and yum! Chili is something hubby and I both really like--in fact, I just ran out of chili powder this week. But when I get some more I'll be sure to test this one out! I don't use turkey often so this will be a nice change.

Beth F said...

We love chili in our house and this turkey version sounds so easy and tasty.

Rose City Reader said...

Turkey in chili -- what a great idea. I can't believe I never thought of it.

Rose City Reader

Margot said...

I just made a big batch of chili two weeks ago and my husband wants it again. I want something a little different so your post is very timely. I'll let you know how it goes.

JoAnn said...

Trish - Everybody ate this, and that doesn't happen often enough around here! I'm going to make another batch this week.

Beth F - This is the easiest chili I've ever made. We like the turkey instead of beef, too.

Rose City Reader - I've been trying to cut back on red meat, and turkey in the chili seemed like a good idea. My husband would still rather have beef though...

Margot - Oh good, let me know how you like it!

everybookandcranny said...

It must have been a good weekend for chili! I made a turkey white bean chili on Saturday. With temperatures in the low 40s here, it was perfect.

Yours looks great!

JoAnn said...

Everybookandcranny - I've been looking for a good white bean chili recipe. How did yours turn out?