This turkey mince chilli is a great recipe that is a nice alternative to using beef in chilli and great for those who prefer to avoid red meat. Turkey mince recipes are generally better for you than beef mince.

I believe turkey mince is just not used in enough recipes. It is a great lean meat and perfect for chilli like this. If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this turkey chilli within your allowances as turkey meat is naturally lean.

If you have been looking for a Slimming World chilli recipe this could definitely fit what you are looking for as it is an unofficial recipe but Slimming World friendly.

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Disclaimer: Just Average Jen is not connected with any weight loss plan. Please check nutritional values and/or syns yourself as these are approximate to the best of my knowledge.

Why choose turkey mince instead of beef

If you’re looking to shed some pounds, turkey mince might just be your new best friend. Apart from being a great source of protein, turkey mince is also incredibly low in fat and calories.

In fact, it contains less than half the amount of fat that ground beef does! A diet rich in protein can help you feel fuller for longer, meaning you’ll be less likely to reach for those unhealthy snacks throughout the day.

Turkey mince is also incredibly versatile, making it a great addition to a variety of meals such as meatballs, burgers, and this chilli. So why not swap out your usual beef mince for turkey mince and enjoy all the health benefits it has to offer?

This turkey mince recipe was provided to me to share with you by eye health experts who shared some useful information about eye health. Turkey is rich in zinc.

Zinc is concentrated in our retinas and helps enzymes that promote eye health. Niacin, also found in turkey meat, can help protect your eyes from cataract development.

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Turkey mince recipes for healthy lunches

If you are eating healthily then you may have difficulty finding lunches for work. This is just one of many amazing lunch ideas I have found so do check out my other recipes for more ideas.

If you take lunch then you are so much less likely to buy food that inevitably will be less healthy. Taking a variety of food throughout the week to work keeps your lunchtimes interesting and stops you from getting bored.

Even if, like me, you work alone at home it can make such a difference having your food already prepared for you.

Why not give it a go and make sure you build a variety of lunches into your weekly meal plan.

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Making this unofficial Slimming World chilli with turkey mince in the slow cooker

This meal could easily be made in the slow cooker by adding all the ingredients to the slow cooker and cooking for 6 hours on low. If you prefer you may like to brown the mince first for appearance but it isn’t necessary.

Before you start to think about recipes with your slow cooker here are a few tips which may help. If you find your meal is a bit watery take the lid off the slow cooker and turn it up high for half an hour this can help evaporate some of the water.

Using Slow cooker liners can save washing up if you are making something that often sticks.

Remember that nothing evaporates so you may need less liquid than in other recipes eg on the hob.

Get the best size slow cooker for your family there are lots of great ones on Amazon with many under £30 for a good brand and good size!

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More recipes you may enjoy

For more recipes that use mince that you could adapt to make turkey mince recipes check out my mince recipe guide and my turkey mince guide including turkey mince burgers.

If you don’t fancy this but would like another recipe with rice check out my huge selection of rice recipes here and check out my tips for cooking the perfect rice!

Here are a few recipes I have picked out for you that I think you will love.

How about this veggie chilli recipe from a fellow blogger?

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turkey mince chilli in a white bowl with garlic bread on the side

Tasty Turkey Chilli – unofficial Slimming World turkey mince recipe

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  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This tasty turkey mince chilli is an unofficial Slimming World recipe and perfect for those who prefer to avoid red meat.



100g turkey mince

1/2 white onion – thinly chopped

500g pasatta

Half a can of kidney beans, drained

1 garlic clove – crushed

1 chilli chopped

1 cube of vegetable stock

Splash of water

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin


Cook the turkey mince in a pan until brown, then drain any excess fat

Add the onion and cook until tender

Mix in all the ingredients except the water – add water according to desired thickness of sauce

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with rice or potato wedges and add cheese if you wish!

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Hi, I’m Jen Mellor; I live in Nottingham, UK. and use my knowledge and experience in weight loss and confidence to help you become your own cheerleader and best friend. I am usually seen wearing colourful leggings and love to wear bright colours. Wear what you love, and be proud of your style and choices!


  1. This sounds super tasty! I have never had a dish like this.

  2. Wasn’t sure about using Turkey mince for chilli – how wrong I was. Absolutely lovely. Thank youn

  3. I was a little wary about using turkey mince as had an idea it would be dry – couldn’t have been more wrong. Lovely spicy chilli.

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