One of my favorite tailgating meals is chili, but I know it's not the healthiest thing you can eat.  I decided I could make a few simple swaps to this tailgating recipe to make it a heart healthy recipe.

Healthy Tailgating Chili


8 servings


slow cooker

Prep time

20 minutes


4 hours

Brown the package of ground turkey on the stove.

Add olive oil to crock pot. Then add chopped garlic, onion, red and green peppers.

Add red kidney beans, ground turkey, and crushed tomatoes to the ingredients in the crock pot.

Add the seasonings and brown sugar blend. Stir the ingredients and cover the crock pot.

Turn on and cook on high setting for 4 hours or low setting for 8 hours.

When the chili is done cooking, let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens.

Sprinkle on some of the shredded cheese before serving.

Green Cutlery


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