Dear crockpot, how much do I love you even though I under appreciate you?
I really don’t utilize this magic piece of kitchen equipment nearly enough. It really is the best meal planning & prep for a busy mom (or anyone with a busy schedule for that matter). Throw a bunch of things you have on hand in the pot, turn in it, let it run for a few hours, and I’m almost always guaranteed a delicious dish. This chili I made last week was no exception. Extra lean ground turkey, some spices, tomatoes, butternut squash, corn, and a little cinnamon on top made for a new (super versatile) family favorite. You could easily add a can of beans to this too I suppose, but I really do hate beans so my chili is always bean free…. and extra yummy!
Since I made this batch a couple of days ago, my family has already had it a few different ways, all equally delicious. We ate it on it’s own with some cornbread, my husband mixed a some with some scrambled eggs for a late night meal, I filled a pita with some it yesterday and topped it with a avocado and Greek yogurt & lime, I mixed some of the chili with my daughters favorite rotini noodles and topped it with a little parmesan cheese, and I also made some nachos with it the first day using some crisped up brown rice tortillas. Healthy, delicious, EASY and SUPER versatile right? Win win win for everyone!
A note to myself for today…. use my crockpot more often!!!!
Here is the recipe for you: