3-Bean Turkey Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

This easy turkey chili uses lean ground turkey and a whole lotta beans! Make this in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, then pile on your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

This easy turkey chili uses lean ground turkey and a whole lotta beans! Make this in the slow cooker or Instant Pot, then pile on your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

My brother shared this recipe with me back in 2009, many years ago when I first started this blog. I felt the photo needed some updating as well as the directions based on the questions so I recently remade, reshot and updated the directions slightly. This makes enough for leftovers, which taste even better the next day. You can prepare this the night before and turn it on in the morning, leftovers freeze great too.

And since so many people ask what slow cooker I have, it’s the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I love it so much, I own three! I also love my Instant Pot, which is great when you want a meal quick. Whichever way you decide to cook it, it will be great!

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Slow Cooker 3-Bean Turkey Chili

This easy slow cooker chili uses lean ground turkey and a whole lotta beans! Top this with your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1.3 lb (20 oz) 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (16 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped chilies
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can small red beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin

For the Topping:

  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro for topping
  • optional toppings, shredded cheddar, avocado, sour cream, etc

Directions:

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Brown turkey and onion in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Transfer to the slow cooker with the beans, chilies, chickpeas, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin, mixing well.
  2. Cook on high 6 to 8 hours or low 10 to 12.
  3. Garnish with onions, cilantro and your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Press saute, spray with oil and brown the turkey and onion, breaking the meat up with a spoon until cooked through. Add the beans, chilies, chickpeas, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin, mixing well.
  2. Cook on high pressure 25 minutes. Natural release.
  3. Garnish with onions, cilantro and your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 Servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 0
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 231 calories
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Sodium: 526mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27.5g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 6.5g
  • Protein: 19.5g
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