The Best Crock-Pot Chili Ever

Fall is truly my favorite time of year

Fall has definitely arrived, the leaves are falling, PSLs are back at Starbucks and pumpkins are everywhere. Fall is truly my favorite time of year. The smells, the food! For me Fall is a time for comfort foods, food to warm you inside and out. One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is homemade chili and corn bread… I mean is there a more perfect meal on a cold day?

PIN ITI have shared this recipe before but I still get requests all the time for it, so I thought it was time to share it again. To make things easy I like to make my chili in my crock-pot. I cook it low and slow so all the flavors meld together. I like to stop at our local farm stand or organic market and purchased fresh picked green peppers, onions, and jalapeño peppers…. nothing better than fresh local grown produce! The rest of the ingredient we just picked up at the local grocery store.

For your enjoyment, here is the best Crock-Pot Chili Recipe EVER!!!

Crock-pot ChiliPIN IT


1 1/2  pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced (1 cup)
1 jalapeño, large finely diced
1 green bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
2 carrots, shredded (1/2 cup)
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
3 1/2 cups water
3 teaspoons beef base
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced
2 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can of chipotles
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried cilantro
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed


Heat up Crock Pot on medium-low or low. Heat the oil in large pan and add the turkey, cook until browned. Add turkey to the Crock-pot. Add all remaining ingredients to the Crock-pot and stir completely. Leave cooking in Crock-pot on Low for 6 hours, Medium/Low for 4 hours, or on High for 3 hours.

** Remember to taste the broth as you go and see if it is seasoned to your liking. On the dry ingredients I just estimated what I put in there, I tasted the broth a throughout cooking till I got the flavor perfect. I was trying to be a little healthier so I used turkey but you can definitely use ground beef instead. If you like your chili extra spicy  you can add more adobo sauce or add cayenne. The next day leftovers taste really good on top of a burger… yum chili burger or added to your favorite macaroni and cheese for chili mac! Cooking is all about experimenting!

 I promise you will not be disappointed with this recipe!



  • sashamjohns
    October 19, 2015

    Were it not for the crock pot the last two weeks, my family would have starved. Adds this post to that crock pot pinterest page of mine……

    • redhot
      October 19, 2015

      It is one of our go to recipes! I will have to check out your board. I am always in search for great recipes.

      • sashamjohns
        October 19, 2015

        It’s a collaborative board with my “middle sisters”. Fix it and Forget it.

        • redhot
          October 21, 2015

          Looks good. Will definitely add some to my “to try.”

  • Haley Bradley
    October 19, 2015

    Sounds delicious! My hubby was just asking for chili!

    • redhot
      Haley Bradley
      October 19, 2015

      I know he will love it! If you try it out definitely would love your feedback!

  • Brooke Fedigan
    October 20, 2015

    Always looking for new crock pot recipes and we all love chill here. We serve ours with sliced cheddar cheese and sliced green apples.

    • redhot
      Brooke Fedigan
      October 20, 2015

      That sounds delicious! I will have to try it. Thank you Brooke!

  • lizzyisdizzy
    October 20, 2015

    Looks yummy!

    • redhot
      October 20, 2015

      Hope you get to try it out. It a family favorite!

  • Megan
    October 20, 2015

    Perfect! I was just thinking how I need to make chili ASAP now that its getting cooler (for now anyway lol) I will definitely save this recipe.

    • redhot
      October 20, 2015

      The weather changes almost hourly here! Would love to know how you like it if you get a change to make it.

  • Kathy Clark
    October 20, 2015

    When do we eat????? Looks yummy daughter

    • redhot
      Kathy Clark
      October 21, 2015

      Any time! I think you and dad would really like that chili.

  • Audrey McDonald Atkins
    October 22, 2015

    Sounds delish! Perfect for football season. Trying it this weekend!

    • redhot
      Audrey McDonald Atkins
      October 26, 2015

      It is, and if you have left-overs makes some killer chili dogs or chili burgers!!

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