I don’t know about you, but evenings in this house tend to get rather hectic. Between orchestrating toy clean up, baths and showers for the two older ones, and calming my 2 month old who without fail still gets extremely fussy between 5-7pm every evening, dinner time just sneaks up on me. I confess, over the summer my kiddos have eaten their fair share of nuggets and Kraft 😉 The thing is, I really WANT to cook up a healthy family dinner but I either need it to be ridiculously simple with minimal prep work OR I need to able to throw it all in the crock pot earlier in the afternoon. So I did a mixture of both.
My 7 year old has repeatedly been requesting chili dogs for dinner, but since I REALLY didn’t want to just open a can, I’d been putting her off. Then I thought, why not just whip up a batch of hotdog chili in the crockpot earlier in the day, then come dinner time, it’s just a matter of boiling some turkey dogs and cutting up some fresh veggies for the sides. I am so happy to report that chili dog night was a huge success! In fact, my daughter was such a fan of the hotdog chili, that she inhaled not only a chili dog but then requested THIRDS of just the chili!!!! I know! You parents out there know that there is nothing quite so satisfying than making a meal that your kids actually LOVE!
Incredibly flavorful yet mild enough for the whole family, this lean hotdog chili is made with simple healthy ingredients. Just throw it in the crockpot and forget about it. Super healthy and super easy…. That’s my kind of dinner!!
Crockpot Lean Hotdog Chili
Yield: 11 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
1 pound lean ground turkey
6 ounce tomato paste
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
Place turkey, tomato paste, chicken broth and onion in crockpot.
Sprinkle on seasonings and mix well.
Cook on high for 2 hours then reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
Serve over beef or turkey hotdogs and top with shredded cheese and diced onion. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts Servings 11 Amount Per Serving 1/4 cup Calories 87 Daily Value Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 37mg Sodium 129mg Potassium 10mg Total Carbohydrate 4g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 2g Protein 10g