fbpx Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon print print icon squares squares icon
bowl of turkey quinoa chili with butternut squash in bowl with sour cream and hot sauce

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Black Beans

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

EASY black bean quinoa chili recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep. Turkey quinoa chili gets incredible flavor from my SECRET ingredient!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (not 99% fat-free)
  • 2 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. cubed butternut squash
  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce (Not Italian)
  • 215 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, cilantro, tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add turkey, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and garlic to pan and cook for about 4-6 minutes, breaking up with wooden spoon, until cooked through.
  2. Transfer turkey to slow cooker.
  3. Add squash, marinara sauce, black beans, quinoa, broth, chili powder, ground cumin, remaining 1 teaspoon sea salt and pepper to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  4. Cook on low for 2-3 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low or until squash is tender.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and top with favorite toppings.


Notes

  • Makes 12 cups total, each serving is 1 1/2 cups.  
  • This chili is very thick, if you like your chili with a bit more liquid, add 2 additional cups (6 total) of broth.
  • You can skip the turkey browning step, though the end result is better and it only takes a few minutes!

Keywords: quinoa chili, black bean quinoa chili, quinoa chili recipe, turkey quinoa chili, turkey butternut squash chili