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Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

September 22, 2020

Lightened-up chili using ground turkey and sweet potato! This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili can be made in one-pot and will feed you all fall and winter long for dinner or lunches alike.

I would say that in general, I follow the seasons with my eating habits… I crave salads in the summer and cozier, heartier meals in the winter. Since living in San Francisco that all kind of goes out the window. We have warm days year round and cool days in the middle of summer. It’s strange but I love it. 

So when it comes to chili, I honestly eat this year round. I know that’s not the case for most of you so I practiced some self-control and waited until an acceptable month to share this delicious recipe. 

Turkey Chili Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey
  • Vegetables – sweet potato, onion, bell peppers, jalapeno and garlic
  • Canned items – diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans and kidney beans
  • Seasonings and spices – chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, sea salt and black pepper

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How to Make Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

STEP 1: Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, add turkey and cook until browned.

STEP 2: Add in the onions and cook until softened.

STEP 3: Add in the peppers, jalapeno and garlic and cook for another two minutes.

STEP 4: Add the spices, canned items and sweet potato and bring the mixture to a boil.

STEP 5: Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 30-40 minutes or until a desired consistency is reached. The longer you cook it, the thicker the chili will be!

What to Serve with Chili

The best thing about chili is that it’s a complete meal in one. I love dishing up a big bowl and topping it with a variety of toppings. Here are some we rotate through: tortilla chips, sliced avocado, sour cream or Greek yogurt, cheese, and/or green onions.

You also can’t go wrong serving it alongside sweet potato cornbread or pumpkin cornbread. Are you a cornbread on the side, crumbled up cornbread on top or a cornbread dipper?! 

Although this recipe is packed with vegetables, you could serve chili with a side salad as well. Whip up your favorite combination of dressing and greens or make this brussels sprout salad.

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Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Lightened-up chili using ground turkey and sweet potato! This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili can be made in one-pot and will feed you all fall and winter long for dinner or lunches alike.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bowls 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped (deseed if you don’t like spice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed (no need to skin)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over med-high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until browned (About 3-4 mins).
  2. Add in onions and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Add in peppers, jalapeno and garlic and cook for another 2 mins.
  4. Add spices, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans and sweet potato and bring mix to a boil. If mixture is too thick add in 1/2 cup water.
  5. Once boiling lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 30-40 minutes, uncovered or until desired consistency is reached.

Keywords: Chili, Turkey chili, Sweet potato chili

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    Tim Wilson
    October 23, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Many thanks to SOOO for making me a chef! Your recipes are so simple and delicious. I never thought I was very good at cooking, but your recipes made me enjoy being in the kitchen. My family can be a little picky, but he also loves your food, so that says something! Keep it up! Can’t wait before you get more fucking delicious!

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    Amy
    September 25, 2020 at 11:47 am

    SO delicious! I made it yesterday, and I already passed the recipe along to a relative. Thanks for sharing, Healthy Maven!

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    KGL Staff
    September 24, 2020 at 5:35 am

    Thank you SOOO much for making me a cook! Your recipes are so easy and delicious. I have never really considered myself good at cooking but your recipes have made me love being in the kitchen. My family can be somewhat picky but he loves your food too so that’s saying something! Keep it up! Can’t wait for more damn delicious!

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    Annette
    September 22, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    Can I use ground chicken as I do not have ground turkey?

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    Linda
    October 28, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    This was sooo good! My husband who will not eat sweet potatoes, loved this. A winter staple in our home.

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    Amanda
    October 3, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I love this recipe, I leave the turkey out for a meatless meal and its just as delicious!

    • Reply
      Davida Lederle
      October 3, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda! I’m so happy you enjoyed and love the meatless changes you made. Have a great day!

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      Michelle
      October 6, 2019 at 9:07 am

      Hi! How would I make this in a Crock-Pot?

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    Holly
    August 10, 2019 at 10:17 am

    The recipe says 2 1\2 T chilli powder…what measurement method supposed to be please…tsp or tbsp

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