Whenever someone is in need of a meal, I jump to contribute! It gives me a reason to scour through the hundreds of recipes I have saved, allows me to share food with others, and perhaps most importantly, help someone in need! A friend of ours’s mother was ill and our friend and spouse were spending every waking moment caring for her, thus a meal sign up went around and I signed up to bring this slow cooker taco chili from Shugary Sweets. It. was. so. good.
What can I really say about it? It was yummy like chili. It was yummy like tacos. And it is all dumped in a slow cooker and ready when I get home from work! Pretty much, it doesn’t get much better than that. I loved making and using a homemade seasoning too. It is so easy and includes spices that I already have. One edit that I made was that I used taco sauce instead of salsa. I don’t like chunky tomatoes and while a friend turned me on to the task of blending salsa, I also didn’t feel like going to that energy either. 😉
In any case, I am so glad that I made extra of this! I was able to give our friends about 4 helpings worth, with 2 helpings leftover for my husband and I. YUM!!
Slow Cooker Taco Chili
-1lb ground turkey, cooked and drained
-1 can (15.25oz) sweet corn (don’t drain) (I ended up using a little bit of frozen corn, since I didn’t have any canned, and I’m not a huge corn fan anyway, and it worked out well)
-1 can (15oz) black beans (don’t drain)
-1 can (15oz) red kidney beans (don’t drain)
-15oz tomato sauce
-1cu salsa (I used a thick and chunky style)
-3tbsp taco seasoning
1 tsp kosher salt
-In a large slow cooker, combine cooked ground turkey, corn, beans, salsa, tomato sauce, salt and taco seasoning. Make sure to add the liquid from all your cans of corn and beans. Stir the ingredients to combine, then cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
-Serve hot with plain greek yogurt or sour cream, cheese, avocado and tortilla strips.