Turkey Mince Chilli

I love chilli but the kids have never been fans of it – that is until I made a change to the recipe I’ve always use and made turkey mince chilli instead of the traditional beef mince variety….

Homemade Slow-cooker Turkey Mince Chilli....

Turkey mince is actually really good for you and is often seen as a healthier version to the more commonly used beef mince but I’ve often just walked past it on the shelf when I’ve been shopping because I thought the only thing it would be nice for was making meatballs or possibly burgers at a push.

I bought some last week to make turkey and apple meatballs which is something I do use it to make occasionally but I really couldn’t be bothered with the faff when it came to it so I decided to use it to make chilli instead and I’m really pleased that I did.

Homemade Slow-cooker Turkey Mince Chilli

400g turkey mince
2 tins tomato sauce
1 tin mixed beans in spicy sauce or just 1 tin baked beans
1 chopped onion (or a good handful of frozen chopped onion)
1-2 chopped peppers
1tsp chilli powder or some fresh finely chopped chilli – I’ll leave it to you to decide how spicy you want to go.
1tsp cumin
1tsp paprika
1 crushed garlic clove

  • This type of recipe is the reason that I LOVE my slow cooker – you simply need to add everything to your slow cooker, give it a stir and then turn onto the low setting for anywhere between 6 and 8 hours.

As I mentioned in the ingredients list, I often use a tin of baked beans rather than anything with kidney beans in as we’re not huge fans of kidney beans but the tin of spicy mixed beans that I used had hardly any in there so I went with that simply to use it up and it worked really well!

The end result of this easy to make slow-cooker turkey mince chilli is lighter than the traditional chilli and seems to be much more suited to my children’s tastes.

Homemade Slow-cooker Turkey Mince Chilli....

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