Turkey Chili Frito Pie

Turkey Chili

This healthy and delicious winter meal makes 5 portions at 316 calories per portion!

This super easy recipe is great for the crock pot/slow cooker or on the stove stop!


1 tbsp butter
1 sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (1.25-oz.) package chili seasoning mix
Salt and Pepper for seasoning


On medium heat melt the butter in a dutch oven. Once the butter is melted add the chopped onion into the dutch oven and saute until they start to caramelize. Season with salt and pepper.

Once the onions are soft and starting to turn golden add the garlic. When the garlic is fragrant but not yet burned add the ground turkey. Cook the ground turkey until it is crumbly and no longer pink. Season the ground turkey with a little bit more salt and pepper. If there is a lot of excess liquid then drain it off at the end once the meat is cooked.

For Slow Cooker: Spoon mixture into a 5 1/2-qt. slow cooker; stir in next 6 ingredients until well blended. Cook at HIGH 4 to 5 hours or at LOW 6 to 8 hours.

For Stove Top: Add in next 6 ingredients and stir until well blended. Bring to a simmer and cook on medium-low for about 30 minutes or until peppers are soft.

Serve with desired toppings, onions ect., I like sour cream, fritos, and cheddar cheese, but you do you! (My topping choices aren’t the healthiest :/ )




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