As sad as I am that summer is over (farewell sunshine!) I have to admit I am pretty excited for autumn. There’s just something about the crisp chill in the air and falling leaves that I love. And of course, let’s not forget the delicious comfort food that comes with the colder seasons.
One of my favourite comfort foods to make when I need something to warm me up is my Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili. It’s full of wholesome ingredients and super easy to make. It only requires a small amount of prep, then you pop all of the ingredients into a crockpot in the morning and when you arrive home in the evening it’s all ready to go (bonus: the house will smell amazing too!).
500g lean ground turkey
1 yellow onion (diced)
1 red bell pepper (diced)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can mixed spicy beans
1 mini pot chicken stock
1 tsp garlic puree
2 tsp chili puree (1tsp if you prefer it less spicy)
2 tsp cayenne chili pepper (1tsp if you prefer it less spicy)
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
Salt & pepper to taste
- Turn crockpot on low to pre-heat. If your crockpot isn’t non-stick, then make sure you coat it in coconut oil or EVOO.
- Heat a skillet on the hob over medium heat. Add diced onions to the pan to cook for a few minutes, then add the ground turkey and cook with the onions until browned.
- Place the turkey and onions at the bottom of the crockpot. Cover with all of the ingredients listed above. Add the seasonings last and make sure to stir them in really well.
- Cover crockpot with the lid and cook on low for ~6 hours.
*Tasty tip: this chili is delicious served on top of a baked sweet potato, which creates the perfect post-workout meal! Hope you enjoy 🙂