Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chilli

Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chilli


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About this recipe: I use the green chilli peppers that are in jars but you could use a fresh green chilli. The second part of the directions are for a slow cooker but you could easily continue cooking it on the hob.


Serves: 10 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 680g minced turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste
  • 120ml beer
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (400g) tins diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chillies
  • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 120ml chicken stock

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2hr15min  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Brown the turkey mince, breaking it up as it cooks, then stir in onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the turkey for about 8 minutes. Sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of chilli powder, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper; stir to combine, and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Pour in the beer, and cook until the beer is reduced by about half.
  2. Pour the tomatoes, chillies, kidney beans, 1 more tablespoon of chilli powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, oregano and cumin into a slow cooker. Stir in the turkey mixture and add chicken stock. Set the cooker to High, and cook for 2 hours.

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I was skeptical as to the taste of a chilli made with turkey although it would appear my reservations were unwarranted as this was a really tasty dish, and so healthy for you, what with turkey being a super food. I threw in about 10 finger chillies because I like my grub with a bit of poke, and it stops my housemates (spice-wussies) from eating it. Another bonus is that turkey is really cheap. I would say that the beer isn't really necessary tho, although you do have something to swig as you poke around in the frying pan. All in all, very nice - recommended. Thanks - 09 Jan 2012


Give it a go, really good grub. - 10 Jun 2015


Just tasted of pepper. - 15 Aug 2016

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