Wednesday, October 7, 2009


1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 fresh jalapeno chili, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 or 3 turkey thighs ( about 3 lb )
1 can ( 15 oz. ) hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can ( 28 oz. ) crushed tomatoes
Shredded jack cheese
canned sliced black ripe olives
thinly sliced green onions
salt and pepper

In a 4 - 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker, mix onions, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno, chili powder, oregano and cumin.

Pull off and discard skin from turkey thighs, trim off and discard fat. Rinse thighs and lay on vegetables in cooker. Pour hominy and tomatoes with juice over turkey.

Cover and cook until turkey pulls easily from the bone, 6 to 7 hours on low, 4 to 5 hours on high.

With a slotted spoon, transfer turkey to a plate. Skim and discard fat from liquid. When turkey is cool enough to handle, in about 10 minutes, remove from bone and tear into chucks. Return meat to cooker, cover and until hot, 10 to 15 minutes.

Spoon turkey chili into wide bowls. Top portions as desired with cheese, olives and green onion. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves: 6 to 8

Notes: crushed tomatoes can be substitute with 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes and omit minced jalapeno.
Serve with warm cornbread.


  1. Turkey chili! Count me in. Hope to see you over at Momtrends.

  2. Oh, this sounds delish! thanks for posting it!

  3. This sounds wonderful for fall, thanks for sharing !!

  4. Sounds yummy! I became your follower too. Look forward to reading more.

  5. Oooo, yum! I love crock pot chili... and turkey chili at that. REAL turkey, even. I'll have to try cooking a turkey like that in general. Nifty!

  6. I adore hominy and will try any recipe that utilizes it. Yours sounds great.

  7. I don't think I have had hominy since I was a kid. My mama used to have it all the time. I love making chili in my crock pot, this recipe is very different I bet my husband would love it.

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  8. Dark meat is my favorite part of the turkey. I would love this chili, Geri.

  9. This sounds awesome. With Thanksgiving coming up, I now know what I'll make with the leftover. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at OuR KraZy KitCheN.

  10. I've never used hominy before. I've never eaten hominy before. Can you tell me what it is? Is it corn??? I've seen a few recipes that call for it, but worried I wouldn't like it!
    I may try it using this recipe if you could explain a little what exactly it is! :)

  11. My two favorite words slow cooker and chili ;)

  12. I love all these recipes I am finding on your blog with hominy, I like it and don't have many recipes that use it (until now!)

  13. I have to confess, I have NEVER had hominy. This recipe might change my mind! Looks fantastic!

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