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New World Chili

New World Chili

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 10 hrs to 12 hrs on low or 5 to 6 hours on high

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Not your ordinary chili recipe, this slow cooker version combines turkey with butternut squash, corn, cranberries, and jalapeno pepper for a unique taste sensation.


  • 1 pound turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 28 - ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 - ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8 - ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup medium peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash or pumpkin
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded fresh spinach
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers, shredded (1 cup)


  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker combine turkey, undrained tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, squash, onion, the 1/2 cup chicken broth, corn, cranberries, jalapeno pepper, chili powder, and garlic.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. If desired, stir in additional broth to reach desired consistency. Stir in spinach just before serving. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Makes 6 servings.


  • For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

(New World Chili)

Servings Per Recipe 6, pro. (g) 29, sodium (mg) 1051, sugar (g) 15, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, fiber (g) 8, cal. (kcal) 301, Potassium (mg) 961, Niacin (mg) 6, sat. fat (g) 4, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 64, Folate (µg) 52, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, iron (mg) 4, vit. A (IU) 4519, calcium (mg) 242, Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 7, vit. C (mg) 25, carb. (g) 35

Comments (1)

reschdiane wrote:
This chili is amazing. Even my picky eaters love it. Unusual combination of ingredients makes for a fantastic soup. A keeper!

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