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Slow Cooker Momma's Roadhouse Chili

With little prep time and exquisite taste, this slow cooker chili recipe will make your momma proud.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Gale Compton


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey about 93% lean (optional, lean ground chicken or beef)
  • 1 sweet onion small
  • 30 ounces kidney beans canned, drained
  • 15 ounces black beans canned, drained
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes canned
  • 6 ounces tomato paste canned
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup tomato juice or veggie juice
  • 3 cups water for a thicker chili, use 2 1/2 cups


  • Cook turkey and onion in a skillet on medium 
heat, breaking up into small chunks. Cook until no longer pink. Drain off fat and discard.
  • Add cooked meat and all other ingredients to slow cooker, cook on low 6-8 hours. 4-6 quart slow cooker recommended. Add diced onions and cheddar cheese, if desired.


If you prefer spicier chili use our recipe for Turkey Sausage in place of using just ground turkey.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 671mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7