The Great Crockpot Adventure

I’m always mildly interested in the Superbowl. I enjoy football, but not as much as baseball and basketball. However I do really enjoy  the commercials and the Halftime show, so I’ll be watching at least part of the game.

I inherited my mom’s old  Crockpot when I got her a new one for Christmas (I’m smart, I know)…so in honor of the Stupid..er Superbowl, I decided to try this thing out. I made a Turkey Chili from one of my new favorite sites, Skinny Crockpot.

The chili is still simmering away, but I’m anxious to see how it turns out. I literally have no idea what to expect. It smells really good, so hopefully that counts for something. Here’s what it looked like as I poured it in and got it ready to cook. Clearly needs to be stirred, but looks yummy:

I will report back with the results. We also ordered a pizza too a.) because I love pizza and b.) because I don’t want to be relying on this chili as our only food in case it’s a huge fail.

Here’s the recipe from Skinny Crockpot. This site (actually it’s a Facebook page) is seriously amazing. They have dinners, desserts, breakfasts, basically anything you can think of that you can make in the crockpot. And they’re all healthy options too. Definitely check it out!

1 lb lean ground turkey breast (about 93% lean)
1 small yellow onion (diced)
1 tsp rubbed sage
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp Kosher or sea salt
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Combine the above ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Cook in a skillet on medium-low heat, breaking up turkey into small pieces, and cook until no longer pink.
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1 (15 oz) can kidney beans with liquid, organic
1 (15 oz) can black beans with liquid, organic
1 (14.5 oz) natural diced tomatoes (no salt)
1 (6 oz) can natural tomato paste
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp Kosher or sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne red pepper
1-1/2 cups water

Directions

Add cooked meat and all other above ingredients to slow cooker, cook on low 4 to 6 hours, stir occasionally. Add additional water if too much liquid is absorbed.

Tip: Turkey will need some fat so it’s best to buy between 90% – 93% lean. The recipe is this photo was made with 93% lean and was very tasty!

Spoon into bowls and enjoy!

 

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