Lazy Girl Turkey Salsa Chili & Scenes from the Weekend

My kind of lazy is me crocheting while simultaneously watching TV or editing a photo while I should be taking a nap. It’s hard for me to just sit on the couch and do absolutely nothing. BUT I know that lazy days are absolutely necessary when you are a work-a-holic. 

On days when I try to be lazy (which is hopefully once a week) I always try and stay lazy in the kitchen too. This is why I ALWAYS have a plenty of canned beans and frozen meat on hand…so that at any moment I can throw it all in the [crock-pot|] and let it simma. Without me doin a thang.

Don't have a lot of time? Get lazy with this Lazy Girl Turkey Salsa Chili and have a healthy dinner ready in a flash! -Fit Foodie Finds

I call this batch of chili, my Lazy Girl Turkey Salsa Chili. Because it’s just that! 

There is no definite recipe- so you can mix and match your favorite beans and meats. In this recipe I used what I had on hand: frozen ground turkey, black beans, kidney beans, white northern beans, diced tomatoes, and salsa. There is no chopping involved.

chiliDon't have a lot of time? Get lazy with this Lazy Girl Turkey Salsa Chili and have a healthy dinner ready in a flash! -Fit Foodie Finds  chili3

Lazy Girl Turkey Salsa Chili & Scenes from the Weekend
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker, and turn to high. Let cook for 4-5 hours. Or turn to low and let cook for at least 8 hours.

I could seriously make that stuff every single week. SO GOOD and SO EASY! If you have it on hand, feel free to throw in some garlic or diced onion! 


This past weekend (Thanksgiving) was spent in Kansas with Blake’s family…who I adore. This year we decided to do Thanksgiving in Kansas with Blake’s family and Christmas in Chicago with my family. It was my first Thanksgiving away from the Hershes. It felt weird and not weird at the same time. Thanksgiving is a time of thanks and family and I am truly thankful for Blake and the support he brings to my life. The man is my backbone, my listener, my partner, and best friend. His family- I love them just as much as I love him! Here are a few photos from my long weekend in Kansas!


Check out some of my other favorite chili recipes…

Black Bean Quinoa Chili


 Healthy Bison Chili


Crock-Pot Chicken Chili



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  1. says

    I LOVE your crocheted scarf! I tried to take up crocheting a while ago and taught myself how, but eventually gave it up. My scarves turned out uneven and I didn’t end up wearing them. It was fun to do though!

    Your chili looks so good! It’s one I could easily tweak. I can’t eat too many beans so I may use your recipe as a “base” and just leave out the black beans. Chili always sounds so good for winter days.

  2. Jennifer says

    This salsa chili looks delicious! It would be a great dish to bring to a potluck. I don’t have a slow cooker, but I’m sure I could improvise and make it in a giant pot on the stove. What size can of diced tomatoes did you use?

  3. Amy says

    Hubby would LOVE this. Think I will make it tomorrow. One question: I presume the canned beans are NOT drained? Thanky thanky!

  4. says

    I love Chili….Especially turkey Chili! I wish more people would see the light and how good it is ha-ha so when I go to super bowl parties or out to eat I could have it. I don’t eat red meat so the only chili I can really have is my own.

    I never knew you could cook the turkey in the Crockpot without browning it first…. I have always read everywhere to brown it before putting it in the Crockpot. Good to know that you can go without doing that, I hate that step!

    Love the pictures from this weekend! Looks like a blast!


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