This slow cooker turkey mince chili requires minimal effort but delivers the maximum flavour! Perfect for the crazy run-up to Christmas.



total time

4hr 20min

great for


suitable for

gluten free

Slow cooker turkey mince chili

behind the scenes

Swap Out Turkey for Beef with this Slow Cooker Turkey Mince Chili

I hear you, all those people saying that chili is not a traditional Christmas meal, but I’m not suggesting that you serve this up in place of Christmas dinner.

Nor am I even suggesting that this become your go-to recipe to use up leftover turkey (although it would work well for that!).

Instead, this turkey mince chili is perfect for those busy nights in the run-up to Christmas where we don’t have time to spend hours in the kitchen but still want a nourishing and warming meal on the table.

Looking for more Christmas food inspiration?  Click here to see our other recipes.

slow cooker turkey chili recipe with avocado

While there is no doubt that chili is normally made with mince beef, using turkey mince in chili creates a slightly lighter version, while also celebrating the meat of the season!

And do not be scared by the chili powder here. This is not a hot chili. Instead the heat just adds depth of flavour, while the chipotle gives a gorgeous smokiness to this slow cooker turkey chili recipe.

Turkey mince chili

And then come the toppings.

And for me, it’s all about the toppings.

Toppings always seem to elevate a bowl of chili from being just a comforting meal to being THE MOST DELICIOUS comforting meal EVER!

My favourites are without a doubt spring onions, coriander and mountains of grated cheese. But if you want to add sour cream, tortilla chips or even avocado, you go right ahead –there are no rules here, just scrumptious mouthfuls to enjoy!

Want More?

Looking for more festive food & drink inspiration?  We’ve got everything from sweet treats and main events to delicious tipples and edible gifts guaranteed to wow your family & friends.

Slow cooker turkey mince chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Mince Chili

This slow cooker turkey mince chili requires minimal effort but delivers the maximum flavour! Perfect for the crazy run-up to Christmas. 
No ratings yet
Share on Facebook
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Mains
Suitable For Gluten Free, Quick and easy
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 450 g turkey mince
  • 850 g passata
  • 400 g tin black beans drained & rinsed
  • 400 g tin kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 medium brown onion diced
  • 165 g frozen sweetcorn
  • tsp chipotle chili powder
  • tsp cumin ground
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Toppings to serve: coriander, spring onions, grated cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream, avocado


  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook until brown. Pour the turkey into the slow cooker. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. 
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with toppings and enjoy!
Share Your Creation!Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @jollyfestive. And be sure to share a photo of your creation, tagging #jollyfestive. We love to see what you've been cooking!

More Recipes

Jolly Festive’s Christmas Ham

Jolly Festive’s Christmas Ham

Delicious warm from the oven, eaten as leftovers or as an accompaniment to Christmas cheese and pickles; it’s Jolly Festive’s Christmas Ham!