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Make this fantastic slow cooker turkey chili without worrying about your pantry! This simple and easy recipe can be made in a slow cooker or on the stove top, but either way, you can save yourself a trip to the store.
(Life aka IVF Update at the End :D) Also, don’t forget about the massage giveaway!
Chili Powder Free Slow Cooker Turkey Chili (Gluten Free, Bean Free)
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: my style of cooking is Chopped meets Semi-Homemade (minus Sandra Lee). I am resourceful, I don’t particularly care to follow recipes exactly, and I like to mix fresh produce with easy to use pantry items that we all have around.
When I decided that I wanted to make slow cooker turkey chili (for the maiden voyage of my slow cooker!), I knew that I would need to pick up certain ingredients (ground turkey, for one), but otherwise, I wanted to keep as much to what I already had as possible. That meant not buy chili powder. Because I’m stubborn like that. I didn’t buy much to make this chili: I think I bought an extra zucchini in addition to the ground turkey, and I made sure I had enough onion. But otherwise? All ingredients were already on hand!
This turkey chili can be set to simmer away in your slow cooker all day, or you can easily make it on the stovetop in a large pot (see additional notes for how to do just that). Perfect for game day, a snow day, or a work day, this healthy, high protein, gluten free, no-nonsense chili is perfect for everyone. Even better, it freezes well (trust me!) and is great on anything from sweet potato to my favorite presentation: inside an acorn squash!This healthy chili doesn't have chili powder or beans but is 100% delicious #healthyrecipe #recipe Click To Tweet
Get to rock your world with minimal effort with this chili powder free slow cooker turkey chili recipe!
Chili Powder Free Slow Cooker Turkey Chili (Gluten Free)
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Make this delicious, healthy, and easy chili powder free slow cooker turkey chili that is easy on your stomach and a treat for your tastebuds with ingredients you already have on hand!
- 1 lb Ground Turkey (or meat of choice)
- 1 14.5 oz can Petite Diced Tomatoes (no salt added)
- 1 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock (no salt added)
- 1 cup White or Yellow Onion, diced
- 1 medium Zucchini, diced
- 2 cloves Garlic, rough chop
- 2 TBSP spicy Gluten Free BBQ Sauce (I used Gochujang)
- 1/4 cup Fire Roasted Salsa or Ketchup
- 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 TBSP Cayenne Powder
- Salt + Pepper
- Saute onion, garlic, and zucchini with salt on medium heat on stove top in large saute pan. Remove to a separate bowl when fragrant and translucent.
- Raise heat to medium high and brown ground turkey (or meat of choice) with salt.*
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high setting for 4-6 hours. For a thicker chili, remove top and let continue to cook for 20 minutes at a simmer. For thinner chili, add additional stock or water and leave top on until cool.**
- For best taste, let sit overnight!
*Option to add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook from raw state, but the browning is a good step to add flavor. I would recommend layering veggies and turkey on the bottom and layering other ingredients on top.
**Can also be made on the stove. Saute veggies and turkey in soup pot as directed, add remaining ingredients, bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for at least 30 minutes.
IVF Status Update
First of all, I had quite the conversation with my therapist yesterday regarding the issue at hand from my Therapy Thoughts post. I decided to go back next week to continue our conversation (and also because it will be nearing transfer time!).
At the start of the week, we expected today (Friday) would be the day for my egg retrieval (see an explanation of this process in layman’s terms here). When I went in on Wednesday, I was assured that Saturday would be my retrieval day, so I rescheduled my clients to Friday morning (my only non-ultrasound and labs day). And then, as I was getting to my therapist Thursday, they called to say that I need to come back in one more time, and that I would be triggered tonight (Friday) for retrieval on Sunday. So we went from best case scenario scheduling-wise to freaking annoying worst case (with regards to my and Alex’s schedule).
I’m not going to lie; I was a little frustrated. I just want to get on with it, and I (and my clients) are at the beck and call of the doctors. But I keep reminding myself that, if we do this right the first time, we hopefully won’t have to do it again! And, of course, these are tiny issues that barely matter. They are just annoyances.
It’s all for Yoshi, right?
So, we wait a few more days, and then I get the pleasure of staying super quiet (HAH). That said, it will be my last few chances to drink (I’m not drinking while I’m on the stimulation meds, and I obviously won’t drink after transfer), so I think that Alex and I will put that Groupon to a craft beer cafe to use….
Then, I hope I will have 9ish months of not being allowed to drink! Cheers to that!
I hope you all have a great weekend! Cross your fingers for a good egg harvesting, good swimmers from Alex, and viable embryos!
Slow cooker or stove top?
Do you buy ingredients if you just have to use a little bit of it once?