Thick Hearty Crock Pot Black Bean Chili


  • 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 23 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) fire roasted salsa style tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15.25 ounce) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 23 tablespoons adobo sauce (see notes)
  • 1/21 jalapeno seeded and vein removed finely minced (to taste)


  1. In large skillet over medium heat brown ground turkey. Add onion and cook for additional 4 minutes. Turn heat to low and add garlic and cook for additional 1 minute, Drain any grease.
  2. Move contents to crock pot over low heat. Add both cans of tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, oregano, cumin, adobo sauce, and jalalpeno.
  3. Cook over low heat for 5-7 hours.


You can find chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce in the Mexican section of your local grocery. It is a small can and you can use these peppers in all kinds of recipes. They will stay for weeks in the ice box in an airtight sealed container. For this recipe you just want a few tablespoons of the sauce. If you are still hesitant about purchasing the can they do sell dry adobo seasoning.

Here is an article about freezing chipotle peppers. They are so good in so many things.

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