Turkey Chili

  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 3 cans (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa, your favorite
  • 1 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground turkey and onion. Drain off excess fat. Transfer browned mixture to the crockpot with tomatoes, beans, salsa, chili powder, and cumin. Stir gently to blend ingredients. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 5 to 6 hours. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a little shredded cheese.