If you’re embarking on Whole30 challenge for the first time, this Crockpot Whole30 Chili recipe is the perfect addition to your meal plan! Simple, satisfying, and easy prep – perfect for a quick dinner and packing leftovers for lunch.
This chili is so good and seriously beyond easy to make. I’ve found that easy, make-ahead recipes like this one are key to any healthy eating plan/lifestyle. Planning and prepping ahead for the week is my secret weapon for staying on track. Every Saturday, I write down my menu and shopping list for the next week (seems if I write it down, I am much more likely to actually do it!) Then I spend a couple of hours on Sunday prepping a few meals and snacks for my family. For more info and ideas, check out this sample menu complete with grocery list and prep instructions: Sample Whole30 Menu.
In this recipe, I used my own homemade chili seasoning blend. Because I make chili so often, I’ve found it easier to make a large batch of my favorite blend to have on hand, rather than measuring separate spices for each recipe. Check out this post for the chili seasoning blend recipe and eight other great flavor combinations!
I love all kinds of chili but I wasn’t so sure about a bean-less chili recipe…turns out, I didn’t miss the beans one bit! I adapted this recipe slightly from the Classic Chili recipe in the book, The Whole30: The 30 Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. I hope you enjoy!
**Instructions for cooking this chili in the Instant Pot are now included!
- 1 lb ground turkey (or beef)
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced unsalted tomatoes
- 2 cups beef broth, low sodium
- 1 tablespoon homemade chili seasoning see below
- salt, to taste
Brown the turkey over medium high heat.
Add the turkey and remaining ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on Low for 6-8 hours or High for 3-4 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend: 5 Tablespoons chili powder, 2 Tablespoons cumin, 2 Tablespoons garlic powder, 2 Tablespoons oregano, 1 Tablespoon paprika (or smoked paprika), 1 1/2 Tablespoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons salt. Store in a mason jar or tightly sealed container.
Set Instant Pot to saute. Spray with cooking spray and add ground turkey, stirring until cooked. Add remaining ingredients to the pot. Set to Manual for 10 minutes. When cycle is complete, allow for natural release of pressure. Serve with favorite toppings!
**Some readers have noted that this recipe makes a thinner, more broth-like chili. If you prefer a thicker chili, add a can of crushed tomatoes and additional chili seasoning!
*this post may contain affiliate links