Crockpot Chili

I think I have made it very clear that I'm the least amount of ingredients possible type girl. 

I made this chili the other night and the beauty of a crockpot is that things last for days and Tanner was able to get lots of meals out of it. Actually, he eats so much I wouldn't say A LOT but more than the usual! haha! 

Many questions arise with crockpot recipes and soup recipes about how to macronutrient count for them. I will explain what I did before I give the recipe. I have strictly followed macros for the past 5 months, and I have really enjoyed it but for the past few weeks, I have started venturing out a little more. I know that it's hard to count macros while doing a soup, but I'll be DANGED if that means that I'm not going to eat it. I want 0% restrictions in the foods that I choose, and I also am too lazy ( I am seriously never lazy about anything so I'll admit this without feeling bad) to like individually weigh out each and every serving to make sure it's equal. I don't wanna clean that mess up. I don't wanna deal with it. So, I wish I had some super cool way of measuring macros with soups but I'll give you the easiest way. I know that many people are very type A but I can PROMISE you it's not going to make a difference if you guess. 

So, the way that I ate my chili with macro counting was this. 

"Hmm, this looks like about 1/2 cup kidney beans in here. And that's probably about 1/4 cup diced tomatoes and since I put a pound of ground turkey in here, I bet this is only like 1-1.5 oz of it because it's such a big pot...." 

And then I put that in myfitnesspal... 

See, I'm not as anal retentive as y'all think ;) Many times I will put more than it probably is to be on the safe side. For example "Hmmm, that's probably 1/3 cup but I'll put 1/2 cup to make sure it's all definitely accounted for" 

And no I don't eat a ton at once. I just eat like 800 times a day and that's what I prefer :) 

SO KATIE SHUT UP AND GET TO THE RECIPE ALREADY. OKAY OKAY! ;) 

First, get out that lovely crockpot that you always say you are going to use but it's too big and bulky to keep out so you never use it! It's so worth it and I'm going to try to make some more soups this winter!

I added the ground turkey first and used my usual 99% lean ground from Trader Joes!

Since, I made this up on the cuff, I literally just pulled some things that I had in my cabinet and made a quick run to Whole Foods to grab some other chili appropriate things. 

I had one more can of diced tomatoes in my cabinet that I added to this. I'll put the official recipe at the bottom BTW ;) 

Just so you can know my method of cooking skills, at this point after adding this in, I yelled to Tanner, "Hey Tanner, what spices do you think would make this taste like chili" and he said "I don't know but you probably need salt" 

So, yes admitably I added lots of garlic salt and regular salt. I would stir then taste, stir then taste. 

Then, I was like "I think I'll get fancy" and so I got out the oregano and basil and chili powder (that seemed appropriate). I honestly don't think I put enough of these to make a difference. I just shook them a couple of times. HAHA! My mom gets on me for cooking this way, but I'm just like "Eh, let's see what happens" and this time it was an amazing success!

I was a little afraid about putting the ground turkey in raw but I just cooked it on high for about 4 hours, and it was amazing! I do think the garlic salt and salt to taste made a difference! 

So, here is the breakdown:

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The macros for 1/8 of the entire crockpot is: 

Hope y'all love this as much as I did! 

With love and chili,

Katie

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