Comforting Crock Pot Chili

By apanda

This classic and simple crock pot chili is sure to please your taste buds!

Comforting Crock Pot Chili
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast or very lean ground beef

  • 1 large onion — finely chopped

  • 5 oz pinto beans — rinsed and drained

  • 8 1/2 oz corn — rinsed and drained

  • 15 oz tomato sauce

  • 14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes

  • 10 oz diced tomato and green chilies

  • 1 tbs. chili powder

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  1. In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground meat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer meat to Crock Pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Cook on "high" for 4 hours; remove lid and stir quickly halfway through.

Nutritional Facts

Serving size
1 cup
Per serving
6 g
Saturated Fat
901 mg

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17 replies

ConnieMarie 2017-01-06 06:38:17 -0600 Report

If people spent less time bitching & more time actually adapting recipes to their own needs maybe I would visit DC more. Beans are great & I add corn - i use shredded chicken because it has the MOST Protein.

ohneclue 2016-12-06 12:23:40 -0600 Report

This needs more help to be healthier for us diabetics. The fiber will NOT stop the starch in the beans and corn from raising blood sugar at all!! Don't add cooked beans but add cooked carrots either sliced as they come OR mashed up in a food processor with the tomato sauce. I would add zucchini slices or dices and cut the starchy carbs considerably. My A1c is 5.2 because I NEVER eat beans, corn or other starchy carbs that cannot be stopped at raising blood sugar by fiber. Fiber works in the gut and starch works in the mouth as soon as it hits the saliva. A little too much sodium so there's absolutely NO reason to add MORE salt in recipe prep. I NEVER add salt to a meal during prep. If someone wants salt, add it on top of your food. You'll end up with less sodium and more of a salt taste that can keep the total sodium in your diet down.

Katie M
Katie M 2013-11-11 21:50:40 -0600 Report

It looks good to me, though I'd substitute no salt or low sodium wherever possible. I'd not add the salt, but would add at least 1 t of minced garlic or skip the power and go for 1.5 T of garlic. I'd skip the corn and add bell peppers, perhaps 2 colors.

jayabee52 2012-11-29 16:52:24 -0600 Report

I have CKD also, Annon, unfortunately other PWDs do not have similar problems so it is not an issue for them and doesn't often get included. You might be able to figure out the potassium and phosphorus contents of the ingredients by going to ~ and checking out each ingredient individually and then doing the math to find a general guesstimate of those minerals in the chili. A laborous process, to be sure, but it CAN be done.

Anonymous 2012-11-07 11:31:36 -0600 Report

now have issues with kidneys and need to watch potassium & phosphorus, can these be added to nutrient values

ylrose 2010-10-29 08:59:18 -0500 Report

It looks like a 1 cup serving size. I am making chili for Halloween similar but not exactly to this.

dubyadd 2010-10-27 16:57:10 -0500 Report

its the tomato sauce and chili powder that ups the sodium, I'll try it with reduced salt versions

patty00 2010-10-27 10:46:59 -0500 Report

I make a chili with only 4 ingredients - tomato sauce, onion, lean ground beef, kidney beans. It is super delicious and good for you too.

lpaul 2010-10-27 09:58:20 -0500 Report

Always looking for delicious crockpot recipes I can make ahead of time. Does anyone know what a serving size is? 1/2 cup? 1 cup? 3/4cup?