Slow Cooker Turkey Chili With Cactus & Cilantro
Ingredients for up to 8 servings:
- 2lb (32oz) 93% lean ground turkey (OR substitute veggie ground or seitan instead)
- 2 cans (~30oz) low sodium black beans with liquid
- 6oz no salt tomato sauce
- 2 cups sliced/chopped nopal cactus (OR substitute with raw, chopped green beans)
- 2/3 cup chopped cilantro (or more/less if desired)
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- sea salt & pepper to taste
- spray olive oil
Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat and spray it with a little olive oil. When the skillet is hot, toss in the turkey (or seitan or veggie ground) and chop with a wooden spatula and stir until it is done, about 10-15 minutes.
Add the cooked meat (or vegan alternative) to a slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients.
Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 hours. I recommend cooking it longer so the flavors really meld together.
Enjoy with brown rice, quinoa, couscous or my favorite, backed sweet potato!
Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!