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Frugal Recipe: Crockpot Turkey Chili

I have been making this very basic Crockpot Turkey Chili midweek for the past couple of weeks. It is inexpensive, easy to make and I end up with more than a few meals that are easy to heat up and I find it quite filling. It’s a very inexpensive meal to make.

Frugal Recipe: Crock Pot Turkey Chili

I use a smaller size crockpot and am the only one eating this so  just use one can of each and it makes enough for me to have a dinner and a lunch the next day. You can always add more beans or turkey if you like.


  1. 1/2 Pound of Ground Turkey
  2. 1 Can Red Kidney Beans
  3. 1 Can of Pork andBeans
  4. 1 Can of Crushed Tomatoes
  5. 1 Can of Tomato Paste
  6.  Jalapeno Peppers , Hot Peppers or Hot Sauce are optional
  7. Spices to taste such as chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper.


  1. Brown the turkey in a pan and drain when done.
  2. Add everything in your crockpot except for the Tomato Paste.
  3. Let it cook on high for 4 hours at least.
  4. If you notice it is too watery I will drain some of the liquid out.
  5. In the last hour or hour and a half I add the tomato paste as it will thicken your chili out.

That is it. An easy meal and you can probably stretch it out for a couple of meals.

turkey chili photo

Photo by lovecatz

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