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Slow Cooker (or not) Indian Chili with Ground Turkey
and naan chips

Active: 30 minTotal: 5 hr 30 min
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For a creative twist on chili, we use an Indian flavor profile with garam masala, curry powder, and fresh ginger. Served with naan chips and a dollop of yogurt, you'll love this cozy meal whether you choose to make it with the slow cooker, Instant Pot, or stove top!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Indian Curry Spice Mix:
  • Garam masala - 2 tsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
Indian Chili with Ground Turkey:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Turkey, ground - 1 lb
  • Indian Curry Spice Mix (ingredients listed separately) - 5 tsp
  • Tomatoes, crushed (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Beans, garbanzo (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - for serving
Naan Chips:
  • Naan - 4, sliced into wedges
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Indian Curry Spice Mix (ingredients listed separately) - 1 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine garam masala, curry powder, cumin, ground coriander, red pepper flakes, and salt. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Onions / Sweet potatoes / Garlic / Ginger - Prep as directed. Store onions and sweet potatoes in their own containers. Combine garlic and ginger in a third container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. If making chili in the slow cooker: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then onions to heated oil. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes. Add turkey and spice mix (portion for chili). Cook turkey, breaking it apart as it cooks, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of a slow cooker. Add crushed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger, and stock. Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Green onions - Chop green onions and combine green and white parts. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Beans - Drain and rinse.
  6. Naan - Slice into wedges.

Make

  1. Turn on the oven’s broiler.
  2. If cooking chili on the stovetop: Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then onions to heated oil. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes. Add turkey and spice mix (portion for chili). Cook turkey, breaking apart as it cooks, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger, and stock. Bring to a boil. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to maintain a low simmer. Simmer chili until sweet potatoes are tender, ~20 minutes.
  3. Stir beans into chili and continue cooking (in slow cooker or on stovetop) until beans are heated through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in the microwave. Toss naan wedges with butter and spice mix (portion for naan). Spread out on a sheet pan.
  5. Place naan under the oven’s broiler and toast, flipping with a spatula halfway through cooking, until golden brown on both sides (watch it closely to prevent burning), 2 to 4 minutes total.
  6. Taste chili and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Serve chili with yogurt and green onions on top. Enjoy naan chips on the side.
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Reviews

This meal has 24 reviews

Made over rice instead of paneer. Ran out of garam masala so we used some masaman curry paste instead. Really good!

By: Brooke
Posted: Dec 16, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian

This was decent. Easy to put together and it made a ton. I think I’d play with the recipe a bit if I made it again: make it a bit thicker and add more veggies (mushrooms, bell peppers, corn come to mind).

By: Carli
Posted: Dec 16, 2018
Diet: Original

This was so delicious! I added a can of sweet corn to it and used all the spice mix in the chili. (Didn’t make the naan chips)

By: Laura
Posted: Dec 16, 2018
Diet: Original

This was soooo tasty! And the hubby loved it to boot. My only concern was it was more soup consistency than a chilli, so I think I might want to experiment with coconut milk. Very yum. Highly reccomend!

By: Gabriella
Posted: Dec 14, 2018
Diet: Original

Very good and easy. I used ground chicken as I don't like ground turkey. My husband bought crushed tomatoes with basil but it still tasted great!! The sweet potato really thickened up the chili. I will definitely make this again

By: Kimberly
Posted: Dec 13, 2018
Diet: Paleo

Spices were spot on!

By: Lauren
Posted: Dec 13, 2018
Diet: Original