Slow Cooker Quinoa Turkey Chili

This chili is incredibly delicious and incredibly EASY! When it comes to dinner, I truly believe the simpler the better. Since I have been aiming to cook more at home, I have found myself gravitating towards simple recipes with clean ingredients. I love a good crockpot recipe and i'm not going to lie, whenever I use my slow cooker, I feel so "domesticated" ha! 

Even though we're in the middle of the hottest part of the summer, I will never turn town a good chili! I made it this week and paired it with a super simple salad! What I love about this recipe is that there will be so many leftovers! Thankfully my husband likes leftovers because we've been eating this for three days straight. ;) You can always freeze the extras as well and you'll have another dinner prepped and ready to go! 



Quinoa Turkey Chili



- 1 pound ground turkey

1 can diced tomatoes (get the kind with green chili's in it for an extra kick! I love Ro-tel)

1 can tomato sauce

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

1 cup quinoa

1 tsp sea salt

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon turmeric

1  teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon red chili powder

2 cups chicken or veggie broth

Optional: 1/2 chopped white onion and cheddar cheese for garnish




1. Cook ground turkey on the stove until its browned (about 7 minutes)

2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth to slow cooker

3. Rinse the beans & quinoa and add them to the slow cooker

4. Add ground turkey 

5. Cook on low for 5 hours or cook on high for 3 hours!


Let me know what you think of this recipe! I hope you can add this easy recipe to your dinner rotation like I have! #cookingwithlo

xo, Lo