Taco Chili in the Crock Pot

Happy Monday, Friends!! How was your weekend? I hope it was a fun one. Mine was VERY low-key to say the least…. we spent the entire weekend, including Friday, holed up in the house due to the horrible ice storm, here in Texas. No marathon, no gymnastics meet, no manicure, no Christmas show for Madelyn with her teacher, no spending Saturday evening in Dallas….. we had tons of stuff planned for this weekend, but we stayed inside by the fire and pretty much just ate all weekend long. That’s right, I’ve got lots of new recipes to share with you! Taco Chili in the Crock Pot | Hungry Healthy Girl The one I’m sharing today, Taco Chili, is my favorite. Remember when I said that this chili was my favorite? Well, this taco chili just took the top spot and is like no other chili I’ve ever had…. it turned out to be the best chili. EVER. The refried beans and Contadina tomato sauce are the perfect additions and add a wonderful creaminess that most chili recipes don’t have. All of the ingredients meld together so well and make for a super tasty bowl of slightly spicy delicious chili.

Taco Chili in the Crock Pot
Serves: serves 6-8
Hearty chili with a light spicy flavor. The best ever!
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 16-oz can black beans
  • 1 16-oz can refried black beans (if you can't find refried black beans, just use regular refried beans)
  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce (I use Contadina brand.)
  • 1 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes (I used Contadina brand.)
  • 1 4-oz can green chilis
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 pound ground turkey (ground chicken or beef would work too)
  1. Combine onion, black beans, refried beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, green chilis, taco seasoning, cumin, and chili powder. Stir in ground turkey and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Top with your favorite toppings; such as fresh cilantro, sour cream, cheese, Greek yogurt and/or avocado. Also try it with as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topping over rice.
Taco Chili in the Crock Pot | Hungry Healthy Girl Almost even more awesome than the taste of this chili is the ease of cooking it up. This recipe is seriously just as simple as combining ingredients in a Crock Pot. You don’t even have to worry about browning your ground turkey before adding it to the Crock Pot; just stir it in and it will slow cook and marinate all day, taking on the flavor of the seasonings. Could not be easier….. or tastier! This would be great to make over the holidays to feed a crowd, but not keep you hanging out in the kitchen all day. ContadinaLogoAuthorPro As I mentioned, I used Contadina brand tomato sauce and diced tomatoes for this chili and I could not be happier with the quality of these ingredients. Contadina has also created these really funny comedic video series, ‘Somewhat Famous’ . The series is a funny spin off celebrity reality shows, and takes viewers into the kitchens of real moms, who happen to share the same names as A-list celebrities. Check out the one posted below; featuring “Meg Ryan”. Also, head on over the link below for other recipes containing Contadina products.


Something to think about…..

What is the weather like where you live? Any ice?

Have you had chili, yet, this Fall?

What is your favorite chili recipe? Feel free to post the link.

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    • Kim says

      You are so right and not only have I had lots of time for recipe creation, but I’ve also had lots of snuggle time with the kiddos!

    • Kim says

      I hope you get a chance to try the chili, I think you will really love it. All of my facebook friends are talking about having cabin fever… I must be a major homebody because I could seriously get used to this. And I wasn’t a bit sad that they announced no school again tomorrow!

    • Kim says

      You don’t have to brown the meat first. Just stir it in after all of the other ingredients are combined. My meat cooked up perfectly and wasn’t dry at all…. I used lean turkey. Hope you love it!

  1. says

    The chili looks so easy AND good! Definitely making this soon. I usually just make regular chili or white chicken chili, so it’ll be nice to switch things up a bit. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ted says

    First time I have been on this site, having a bad time with getting my message typed. Like being in first typing class.
    I am making his tonight let you know tomorrow how we liked it.

  3. says

    Crock pot Chili sounds great will make it today. I don’t have re fried beans but I have kidney and butter beans? I’m thinking the black beans and kidney beans will be fine? Like to have your take on this, thanks for your recipe and advice. Pat

  4. Mandy says

    I made this yesterday. I used ground beef and subbed chili ready tomatoes in place of green chilies. Fabulous! This way tasted like hot dog sauce! I put some in the freezer for chili dogs later! Definitely make this again! Thank you so much!

  5. Sarah says

    Making this for dinner tomorrow—but substituting a mixture of beans instead of mean to make it vegetarian. So excited to try it!


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