Monday, April 2, 2012

Healthy Crock Pot "Wendy's" Chili

Doesn't that look DELICI-O-SO?  Well, this meal has become a staple in my household so I thought I would share it with you all.  Now, if you know me... you know that I look for three things when making a dish. I call it the H.E.Y. (Healthy, Easy and Yummy) and this dish definitely covers my H.E.Y. criteria.  Another reason why the H.E.Y. name is perfect for this dish?  When I walked into the house today, after the chili had been cooking all day on the crock pot, the first thing my little boy said was "Hey, what's that good smell?"  Gotta love crock pot meals! 

Healthy Crock Pot "Wendy's Chili"

1.5 pounds ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 (16 oz) jar salsa
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (16 oz) can kidney beans (drained)
1 (16 oz) can pinto beans (drained)
1 (16 oz) can corn (drained)
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbs chili powder

1.  Cook turkey meat and onion on stove top until meat is brown.  Drain and add to crock pot.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to crock pot and stir together well.

3.  Cook for 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat.  Vegetables will be soft and translucent when done.

Makes 8 servings
1 serving = 190 calories 

This recipe originated from website, I love that girls recipes!


  1. Ooooh! I am soooo going to have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing! I make chili, but I've never done it in a crockpot before!

  2. I had never cooked chili in a crock pot before this recipe, either. Now I make this at least twice a month!

  3. Fabulous! What a time saver! Love this!

  4. Let me know how you like it when you try it! :)

  5. I use the crock pot...all the time! Helps give me more time to blog! LOL Pinned...I will be making this soon! The weather is changing in Wisconsin.

  6. This would be a great thing to make for the nights when we are running around. make it that morning and forget about it, and I love chili! Thanks. GE Hop

  7. i added some habanero peppers to give it a kick! Turned out great!

  8. Amanda, I wanted to let you know that I have made this chili 4 times now and love it! It is just my husband and I, but I make it all and freeze half in small containers to take out and heat up for a meal.