Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
The slow cooker is a perfect place to prepare a long-simmered chili—but if you’re using turkey instead of beef, problems loom.
Why This Recipe Works
Without ground beef, our Slow Cooker Turkey Chili needed depth of flavor. Adding chicken broth and soy sauce provided “meatiness,” while canned chipotle chiles added a complex smoky taste. For an extra flavor boost, we toasted the spices in a dry skillet. Because the chicken broth thinned the chili, we thickened the stew back up by draining the diced tomatoes and stirring in tomato paste. Mixing a panade (a paste of bread and milk) into the turkey kept it from drying out, but we swapped the milk for soy sauce, resulting in tender pieces with a “beefy” kick.