CrockPot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

I am a huge fan of Skinny Taste, if you have not checked it out yet.. make sure you do! This is a recipe that I originally got from the Skinny Taste Website but over time have added a few things here and there and made it even better (or so I like to think). I have indicated what makes my recipe different with bold in the recipe list. I have included the photos that Skinny Taste provided for some insight 🙂 I don’t know what it is about crockpot recipes but something about crockpots and the fall season just goes hand in hand. Also this recipe like many of my favourites is a great semi healthy recipe that does not break the budget… and does not take much time 🙂 How can it get much better?

A perfect fall chili that can be made with ground turkey or ground turkey depending on your taste. Top this with chopped fresh cilantro, scallions, jalapeños, light sour cream, and/or reduced fat cheddar.

Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili
Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 182.6 • Fat: 2.3 g • Protein: 23.3 g • Carb: 10.9 g • Fiber: 8.8 g • Sugar: 2.1
Sodium: 429.8 (without salt)

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 green peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder, to taste
  • 1/4th pack Spicy taco seasoning mix for a kick to the meat
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 (15 oz cans) of white northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained (I put in 3 to make it more of a chili and added protein)
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) (I put in 2 cans to get the real pumpkin taste)
  • 2 chopped medium sized Jalapeño for spice 
  • 2 cups low sodium, fat free chicken broth *I put 3 cups due to the pumpkin and beans being more
  • fat free sour cream for topping (optional)
  • chopped cilantro and chives for topping (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat a large heavy saute pan over high heat and lightly spray with oil. Add meat, spicy taco seasoning and cook, breaking it up until white, about 5 minutes.  Add to crock pot.

Add oil to the saute pan, then onions, garlic, sauté about 3 – 4 minutes; add cumin and sauté another minute. 

Add to crock pot. Add beans, green peppers, jalapeños  pumpkin puree, broth, chili powder, oregano, and bay leaves. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste before serving. Enjoy!

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One thought on “CrockPot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

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