Turkey-Lentil Chili

If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy slow cooker recipe try this one out…it’s perfect for a cold day and is quite hearty. The leftovers are good for lunch the next day as well

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dry green lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Cilantro and sour cream, optional


  1. In a skillet over medium heat brown the ground turkey.  Add in the diced onions, garlic, tomato paste and salt and cook until meat is browned and onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Add turkey mixture to the crockpot.
  3. Add lentils, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, cumin and pepper to the slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2-3 hours or on LOW for 4-6 hours, or until lentils are tender.
  5. Scoop into servings bowls and top with cilantro and sour cream, if desired.

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