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Slow Cooker Taco Chili

Slow Cooker meals are not only perfect for busy weeknight dinners, but also great for weekend entertaining too! This Taco Chili recipe is so flavorful. Serve it up with a side of cornbread and all the fixings!

Slow Cooker Taco Chili recipe

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I know when some people think of slow cooker meals, the image that comes to mind is Boring. Bland. Ugly.

My friends, your Slow Cooker meals do NOT have to be like this! I love using my slow cooker and I try to pull it out at least once or twice a week, sometimes more! I love recipes that I can toss all the ingredients into the pot and walk away for hours. Recipes that when they are finished, there’s no fussing.

Today’s recipe is just that…an easy, delicious, flavorful chili. I used ground turkey to make this on the healthier side. I also used my homemade taco seasoning mix to give this chili flavor. If you’re using store bought packets you may want to adjust the salt in this recipe. Those packets tend to be quite salty!

Slow Cooker Taco Chili recipe

I used plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream on top of this chili. I also added a pinch of low fat shredded cheese, chopped avocado and some southwestern tortilla strips.

Of course my attempts to keep this healthy were completely awash since I served this with a big side of Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread. But it’s all about balance, right?

I’m pretty sure this would make a great meal to serve at a potluck. Or family event. Make a big batch and have bowls of all the toppings on the side! Of course, don’t forget the cornbread. You have to have your carbs after all, right? ENJOY!!

Slow Cooker Taco Chili recipe

What do I need to make this Slow Cooker Taco Chili?

Ground Turkey. You can use ground beef if you prefer. Or try my Slow Cooker CHICKEN Taco Chili recipe!

Can of sweet corn (don’t drain it)

1 Can of black beans (don’t drain it)

Can of Red Kidney Beans (don’t drain it)

1 Can of tomato sauce

Salsa (thick and chunky is best)

Taco seasoning

Salt

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Slow Cooker Taco Chili recipe and video tutorial:

Yield: Serves 6-8

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours

Slow Cooker meals are not only perfect for busy weeknight dinners, but also great for weekend entertaining too! This Taco Chili recipe is so flavorful. Serve it up with a side of cornbread and all the fixings!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (15.25oz) sweet corn (don't drain)
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans (don't drain)
  • 1 can (15oz) red kidney beans (don't drain)
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup salsa (I used a thick and chunky style)
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a large slow cooker, combine cooked ground turkey, corn, beans, salsa, tomato sauce, salt and taco seasoning. Make sure to add the liquid from all your cans of corn and beans!
  2. Give a quick stir to combine the ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Serve hot with plain greek yogurt (or sour cream), cheese, avocado and tortilla strips! ENJOY.

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Today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Taco Chili was originally published on Shugary Sweets on February 14, 2014 and has been republished in September 2018.

Aimee

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Posted on September 25, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Yum! I’ve been ready for soup season since about July 5th! Can’t wait to try this one — I love the Ninja too! It’s the best. Thanks, Aimee!

  2. Thank you for a beautiful cooker taco chili recipe. Made this tonight for my family and the kitchen smells divine. It tastes even better.

  3. Thank you for such an easy and delicious recipe! My kids don’t like chili but they will eat this one. I save this for a lazy day cause its just so darn easy. I don’t bother with the slow cooker cause I can’t ever plan ahead enough so I just brown the turkey in a pot and then dump everything else in and cook for a bit and it comes out great! I also just buy a packet of taco seasoning and use the whole thing instead of measuring. It’s salty enough so I don’t add any additional salt. When serving I add a little shredded cheese, sour cream, maybe include a salad or even cornbread if I have the time to make it and it’s a great meal. I can’t believe that 7 staple ingredients in one pot makes something that everyone loves!

    1. So glad your family loves this! My kids love it too…and I think it’s because of the taco flavor 🙂

  4. I made this last night for dinner it’s absolutely my 12 year olds favorite. Her friends were over and I got carried away by the time I was done all the Taco Soup I made fed everyone in my house which was 7 people 4 of them were teenagers. I sent a big bowl for my friend and her family, sent some home with my daughters Best friend and because her kids ate here I sent a nice size amount for her dinner and then my daughter and her family. I not only used ground beef but also ground Turkey. I also made a pan of macaroni and put it in a separate bowl to add bulk and if they wanted to put it over the macaroni. It’s goid over rice also. Topped it with cheese and sour cream and also made cornbread it is the easiest, hardiest. Inexpensive dinner. I still have a medium size bowl left and sent some in hubbys lunch. Everyone should make this it is AWESOME Thank You so Much k

  5. I made this for dinner tonight and it was DELICIOUS!!!! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to put together, and it was so inexpensive. I probably spent about $12 on the ingredients. Thank you!!

  6. Has anyone tried freezing these ingredients together? I have to go to a crock-pot meal exvhange eith 10 zipper bags full of frozen crock-pot ready meals!

  7. look delicious yum!! but one problem i don’t have a slow-cooker so how should i cook this normally until the meat is cooked?

  8. This was absolutely delicious. I made it exact to the directions except we added Fritos corn chips instead of tortilla strips.

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