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Four Ingredient Fall Chili Recipe

Easy Four Ingredient Chili

Caitlin Houston
The best easy fall chili recipe has four ingredients. Make this chili with sweet potatoes, onions, ground meat and canned chili in a crockpot.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American


  • Crockpot


  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey sub: chicken or beef
  • 2 cans vegetarian chili SEE NOTES
  • 1 tbsp chili or taco seasoning optional


  • Cook ground turkey with a little bit of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Use a wooden spoon or meat grinder to crumble turkey and cook until no longer pink. Optional: Add chili or taco seasoning.
  • Add sweet potatoes, onions, ground turkey and canned chili to crockpot. Cook on low heat for 6 hours or high heat for 4 hours.
  • Serve with shredded cheese, corn chips or tortilla chips.


There are various types of canned chili that work well in this recipe. Hormel Vegetarian Chili contains beans, spices, and a protein based "meat" to thicken your chili. I enjoy Trader Joe's Turkey Chili and the Vegetarian Chili. I've also heard wonderful things about Trader Joe's Beef Chili with Beans! BE CAREFUL with canned chili and high sodium content - the reason I don't add any salt or chili packets to this recipe is because the canned chili has enough seasoning for the whole dish!
Keyword Chili