Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

4
Total Time
6 hr 8 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
6 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Seasoned canned tomatoes and Italian turkey sausage add instant life to chili. Try tomatoes with different seasonings to vary the flavor of your chili.

Ingredients

uncooked turkey sausage(s)

1 pound(s), hot-Italian variety

canned pinto beans

15 oz, undrained

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, with chilies, undrained

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, with garlic and onions, undrained

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

table salt

¼ tsp, or more to taste

black pepper

¼ tsp, or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove sausage from casing and place in a 4-quart or large slow cooker; break up meat with a spoon. Add beans, both cans of diced tomatoes with their liquid and onion; stir.
  2. Cover slow cooker; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours. Stir in salt and pepper; garnish with chopped onion if desired and serve. Yields about 1 1/2 cups chili per serving.

Notes

You might find raw Italian turkey sausage in links; four links are about 1 pound. Use two cans of diced tomatoes with chiles if you prefer a very spicy dish.

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