We got a ton of rain this weekend! With weather in the 90’s all week, Ben & I had plans to head up to Bodega Bay for some kayaking & oysters this weekend. That rain storm had other ideas! After having full days of family in town for Easter & my birthday, it ended up being actually nice to have a quiet weekend to curl up in a big blanket with a good book. I’m still mourning the finish of the Tommorrow series by John Marsden, so I’ve tucked back into the Complete Sherlock Holmes collection. A rainy day and the Hound of the Baskervilles always seem to go together.
To complement the drizzly weather outside, I made a big batch of Crockpot Turkey Chili for us to enjoy. Crockpot stews are the best because they have that opportunity to slow simmer. Using ground turkey instead of ground beef cuts the calories & fat….usually. You have to be careful to select a lowfat ground turkey though. There are some ground beefs that have even less saturated fats. As always, read your packaging carefully before you pick something out. Opting for ground turkey instead of ground beef here also helps you mix up your diet rather than continuously eating the same thing. After slow cooking this chili overnight, I can’t even tell a difference!
I rely on a high quality chili powder & tons of onions to give this chili it’s flavor. Feel free to add in any of your favorite flavorings to kick it up a notch if you prefer. I enjoy my chili flavorful without being spicy. That’s an easy fix if you like the heat though!
Are you reading any good books right now? I’m always looking for a new series to dive into!
If you’re enjoying these last soup days before summer starts, check out my other favorite soups:
Butternut Squash Soup with Thai Gremolata
Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 2 large cans chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 small can tomato sauce
- 1 can dark red kidney beans
- 2 lbs very lean ground turkey
- 1 medium onion
- 3 T chili powder
- 1 T pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- Brown ground turkey on the stove top.
- Dice onion.
- Combine all ingredients in the crockpot.
- Simmer on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 2 hours.