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Crockpot Healthy Turkey Chili

A traditional chili is always something that I start craving when it starts getting a little colder outside. For years, I used ground beef, but recently wanted to mix it up and try to make it a little healthier without losing the flavor of traditional chili.


So I decided to substitute ground beef for ground turkey, and pumped up the volume on the spices. I was SOOO pleased with how it turned out. I made it for my husband and father-in-law, and they said they had no idea it wasn’t regular chili! Every since then, this has been my go-to recipe!


As always, for meal prep, start with labeling your Ziploc bags and attaching your bags to the Jokari Baggy Rack Storage Bag Holder. Typically when meal prepping, we double this recipe and prepare 2 Ziploc Bags.


Open all of your cans, drain your beans, and put all ingredients in your bags!


Cook on low for 8 hours, remove your lid, and stir! Depending on how you froze your ground turkey, you may need to break it up a bit with a wooden spoon and stir!


I hope this is a healthier and just as tasty chili option that you love as much as I do! Enjoy!


Crockpot Healthy Turkey Chili

Servings 8


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 1- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes ( I use italian seasoned)
  • 1- 15 oz can plain tomato sauce (I use Hunt's tomato sauce)
  • 1- 16 oz kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1- 16 oz black beans rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream


For Meal Prep

  1. Label Ziploc Bag(s) and insert into the Jokari Baggy Rack Storage Bag Holder.

  2. Put all ingredients in Ziploc Bags. 

  3. Seal bag tightly and freeze.

For Cooking

  1. Place all of your ingredients in your crockpot. (Don't forget your crockpot liner if you use them!)

  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.

  3. Depending on how you froze your turkey, you may need to use a wooden spoon to break up your turkey. Stir.

  4. Optional: Top with shredded cheddar and sour cream.

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