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 is so flavorful. Serve it up with a side of cornbread and all the fixings!

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Slow Cooker Taco Chili recipe

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. 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

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Slow Cooker Taco Chili

Yield: Serves 6-8

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:6 hours


  • 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


  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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63 comments on “Slow Cooker Taco Chili”

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  2. Linda

    Made it with vegitarian crumbles. It was wonderful and no-one knew it wasn’t real meat with all the flavors!

  3. Sherrie

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

  4. Lorna

    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?

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  6. Elaine

    Totally random question – where did you get that double handle soup crock? Love the color!

  7. Betsy B

    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!

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  9. 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!!

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  14. Tara

    Could you cook this for less time on High? I’m looking for something that would take more like 4 hours.


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  18. Anonymous

    When doubling is it ok to double everything- including all the liquids?

  19. Sandra

    Could you cook the ground turkey right in the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients?

  20. Chrissy Bennett

    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

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