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January 12, 2011

Meg's Skinny Crockpot Chili

It's a whopping 3 degrees here in lovely Kansas City...
which means it's perfect for some tasty chili! Whether it's frigid where you are too, this chili recipe is a keeper.

For those of you wonderful people who have tried my recipes before, you know that I love to put a healthy, yet tasty, spin on delicious classics. My Skinny Crockpot Chili is no different! What a great way to sneak lots of yummy veggies into your meal without even realizing it!

Whether you are trying to stick to your healthy new year's resolutions or just want to cook an easy and delicious meal for your family... you have to try this one! Low carb, high fiber, high protein - it will keep you full for hours!

{ Meg's Skinny Crockpot Chili }


2 pounds Jennie-O ground extra lean turkey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 red pepper chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
3 (15 ounce) cans chili beans in spicy sauce
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 packets of spicy chili seasoning
(you can use 1 packet of regular and 1 packet of spicy if you don't want as much kick.)


1) Turn on crockpot to high.

2) Add chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce water and chili seasoning. stir well to blend all ingredients.

3) Heat skillet with 2 Tbl. olive oil on medium high.

4) Saute the chopped green pepper, red pepper, garlic and onion for approximately 5 minutes. Onion should be soft and translucent. Add to crockpot and stir.

5) Cook ground turkey until it is no longer pink. Add to crockpot.

6) Blend all ingredients well and place the lid on the crockpot. Place temperature on high to be ready in 2 hours, or low for an all day simmer.

7) Once ready to eat, garnish bowls with reduced fat cheddar cheese. ENJOY!


Well there you have it! Super easy to throw together a healthy meal before work. Nothing beats coming home to the amazing smell of a Chili dinner!

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Bon Appetit!


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  1. Sounds DELISH! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Good morning from California! Thanks for sharing your chili recipe. I love chili! I just wished my daughters liked it as much as me :o) Keep warm :o)

  3. Yum! Sounds a lot like my recipe, except I add black beans (can you say power food?). Love, love, LOVE chili days!

  4. yummm-o! I'm all over this - thanks for posting!

  5. It's cold here in NJ (though not AS cold) and I was just thinking about making some chili

  6. Yum! You could also use dark red kidney beans instead of chili beans for a healthier version. On Monday I made chili with the kidney beans and am still enjoying leftovers! mmmm

  7. LOVE that this is a skinny recipe...I'm gonna plug it into WW and see the points values! Thanks SO much for sharing this (always looking for low fat recipes!).

  8. Oh my goodness, Meg I'm totally making this! This sounds so good!

  9. YUM YUM I would really love some chili right now :)

  10. Yes, sign me up for this one! Totally going to make it tomorrow to have for dinner. I'm sure it's delicious with corn bread!

  11. Mmmm, I just love your recipes, I'm gonna have to try this one out. Plus, crockpot recipes are the best. I love throwing everything together and forgetting about it. ;)

    3 degrees? Ugggh, how are you surviving?!

  12. Looks soo good! I love chili in the winter!

    I left something for you over at my blog:


  13. Thanks for sharing, I have a recipe with pineapple which I think is worth a try. Here you go.


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