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Three Bean and Corn Turkey Chili

August 27th, 2010 · 33 Comments

Three Bean and Corn Turkey Chili

Three Bean and Corn Turkey Chili

This is another crock pot slow cooker recipe that is sure to please any chili fan! Quick and easy to prepare, just add the ingredients to the crock pot and in about six to eight hours on medium heat you are ready to eat. I used a pint of my Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce for this recipe, and if you have the time or have some on hand this is a great sauce, if not, then 2 cups of other tomato sauce will suffice…I guess!

We made this dish as our contribution to the Wake Forest – Rolesville High School Band Parent’s Booster kickoff dinner meeting. The band gave us a preview of their halftime show routine, and then a short volunteer meet and greet, followed by the dinner. Since the meeting was set for 5:30, we needed something that would be easy to make and warm up, this fit the bill.

Monique even got to march with Ben in a short portion of the movements, it was a hoot! Each band member had one parent shadow them in the first movement of the routine and it was hysterical!

The recipe…

1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Lb. Ground turkey
1 ½ Cup Red onion, diced
¼ Cup Shallots, minced
2 Tbsp Garlic, minced
1 ¾ lb. Tomatoes, diced
2 Cups Red kidney beans, cooked
2 Cups Garbanzo beans, cooked
2 Cups Black beans, cooked
2 Cups Whole kernel corn
2 Cups Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ Cup Chili powder
¼ Cup Smoky Paprika
1 Tsp Cumin, ground
1 Tsp Red chili flakes
½ Tsp Cinnamon, ground
Optional Shredded cheese and sour cream
Procedure Steps
1. In a large saute pan heat the olive oil then saute the onions, and shallots until translucent, and then add the garlic, and ground turkey meat. Brown the meat until pink is gone.
2. Add the browned turkey mixture to the crock pot, then add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover the crock pot and turn on the slow cooker to a medium setting. Allow to cook in the slow cooker for 6 – 8 hours.
3. Stir well occasionally, serve with shredded cheese and/or sour cream of desired. And garnish with fresh cilantro if desired.

Dinner is served …another view…

Three Bean and Corn Turkey Chili

Three Bean and Corn Turkey Chili

Bon appetite!



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33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Emily @Cleanliness // Aug 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Man! This bowl of chili!!!

    ..Cannot wait for the Fall! 🙂

  • 2 Gloria // Aug 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Why wait for fall? This recipe will be a great way to use up the excess of tomatoes my bf has. Why he felt he needed 14 beefsteaks plants this year is beyond me. Thanks for this solution CCR!

  • 3 Susi // Aug 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Great looking and sounding recipe! I’m definitely bookmarking the recipe for when things cool down a bit here. I know my family will love this!

  • 4 Mary at Deep South Dish // Aug 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve yet to meet a chili I don’t like – this looks marvelous!

    Have a wonderful yummy weekend!

  • 5 bamboobailey // Aug 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    That looks so very good. I can hardly wait for the cooler weather .
    I like the idea of using the fire roasted tomatoes and ground turkey.

  • 6 Carol Egbert // Aug 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I don’t have many slow cook recipes and this one looks delicious. My new range has a setting that is low enough to use crock pot recipes. I’llhave to gibe this a try.

    I love the combo of beans. Thanks.

  • 7 Torviewtoronto // Aug 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    looks delicious

  • 8 Ingeborg // Aug 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Guten Appetit! That’s a delicious looking dish! Yummy!!!

  • 9 Chef Dennis // Aug 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t eat beef and I love turkey chili!! this version sounds over the top delicious! I love what you did with it, the corn was definitely a nice touch!

  • 10 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog // Aug 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Gorgeous recipe and hot too – so many yummy ingredients impossible to not be wonderful 🙂

    Have a great weekend.


  • 11 5 Star Foodie // Aug 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    An excellent bowl of chili – great combo of ingredients and delicious flavors!

  • 12 Matt Kay // Aug 28, 2010 at 3:44 am

    That looks amazing. Your photography captured some beautiful colors in that last photo. It’s amazing to me that everyone can have their own chili recipe, they can all be so different and so GOOD! 😀

    Cheers Chef!

  • 13 Debbie // Aug 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Oh, I love crock pot recipes! I have never tried garbanzo beans in my chili, i’ll have to give it a try, thanks!

  • 14 Jillyann // Aug 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Oh..this looks SO good! I’m going to have to make a big pot of this over the weekend. Great recipe chef!

  • 15 MaryMoh // Aug 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I have to learn to use my slow cooker…..still brand new. Just throw everything in and I can go and play…that’s cool 😀 Lovely recipe…..I like. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have great weekend.

  • 16 Drick // Aug 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    like the three beans and I know with your sauce, this is a killer chili – wish I had a bowl…

  • 17 Corina // Aug 29, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Mmm. Looks delicious. My slow cooker hasn’t been used much this summer but as it’s beginning to feel more autumny here I’ll have to get it out again for this.

  • 18 Tiffany // Aug 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I love using the crock pot and this is the perfect recipe!

  • 19 abraham // Aug 29, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    brilliant.. cajun chef…u must be in cloud 9 now….

  • 20 John D. // Aug 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Great job on making the Top 9!

  • 21 Boudreaux Ryan // Aug 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hey folks, and Happy Weekend! Today is the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and it is a day of remembering all who died and all who moved and have not been able to return to the City of New Orleans. Of course, we cannot forget those who still live in NOLA and contribute to the rebuilding of the Crescent City.
    Thank you all so much for supporting CCR and being a part of our great online foodie community!

    Bon appetit!

  • 22 Martica // Aug 29, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve never put garbanzo beans in my chili…a must try. All I can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmm……looks soooo good!!

  • 23 Debbie // Aug 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    the vibrant colors in this dish makes me want to dive right in!

    Top 9 – congrats!

  • 24 Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen // Aug 29, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I love chili! This one looks phenomenal. I have been so excited that fall is almost here so I can make some tasty chili…this recipe is now making me crave it! I will have to try this one! 🙂 Congratulations on making the top 9!

  • 25 Reiko // Aug 29, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Congratulations on making the top9!! This chili looks absolutely delicious! Makes me want to make turkey chili again! 🙂

  • 26 penny aka jeroxie // Aug 29, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Congras on top 9!! **HUGS**

  • 27 Gitte // Aug 29, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    This Chili is getting bookmarked. It sounds delicious!

  • 28 The Mom Chef // Aug 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    This looks fantastic. I love the slow cooker any time of year and am really enjoying everything from appetizers to desserts in it. Thanks for another must-try recipe!

  • 29 Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective // Aug 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Mmmm! The weather’s cooling done here–perfect time for chili!

  • 30 Vegan Thyme (Kelly) // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Wonderful looking dish! Must try! We are getting ready to have some “cooler” weather and I have a bad craving for chili right now! This recipe will be put to the vegan test as I will substitute ground vegan sausage for the turkey. Yum and thank you CCR!

  • 31 Barbara Bakes // Sep 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I have never made chili in the crockpot before. This sound perfect for the upcoming fall weather. It must smell amazing when you walk in the house after a long day.

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