New World Chili


Not your ordinary chili recipe, this slow cooker version combines turkey with butternut squash, corn, cranberries, and jalapeno pepper for a unique taste sensation.

New World Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup peeled, seeded and cubed butternut squash or pumpkin

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup frozen whole kernel corn

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • Chicken broth

  • 2 cup shredded fresh spinach

  • 4 ounce Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers, shredded (1 cup)


  1. In a 5-quart slow cooker combine turkey, undrained tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, squash, onion, the 1/2 cup chicken broth, corn, cranberries, jalapeño pepper, chili powder, and garlic.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. If desired, stir in additional broth to reach desired consistency. Stir in spinach just before serving. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1051mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 25.4mg 127%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 961mg 20%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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