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Smokey Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili

This warm weather is really throwing me off! Instead of craving my usual soups and warm creamy dishes- I’ve been eating a lot of fresh veggies and stir fries. Last week, we finally got a taste of “normal” winter weather and I was inspired just long enough to come up with a yummy new chili recipe! There is lots of protein and fiber from the turkey and black beans- and tons of yummy sweetness and vitamins from the sweet potatoes. The chipotle powder adds a great smokiness and the green chilies contribute the perfect amount of spice! Lets hope that we get some cold weather soon because this chili is the PERFECT, EASY meal for a cold winter night! This meal literally took me 10 minutes to throw together and it is perfect for making in large batches and throwing in the freezer.

Smokey Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili

Smokey Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili

Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili


1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 t salt
2 t chipotle powder
2 t chili powder
2 t cumin poqder
1 1/2 T brown sugar
2 sweet potatoes, 1/2 inch cubes
1 can black beans
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 small can diced green chili peppers
2 cans chicken broth


In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onions and green peppers for about 5 minutes.  Now, add the ground turkey, salt, chipotle powder, cumin, chili powder and brown sugar.  Cook until the turkey is cooked through…use a large spoon to crumble the turkey as it cooks.  Add the sweet potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.  Now, add the black beans, tomatoes, diced chilis and chicken stock.  Mix everything together- bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cover.  Cook for about 40 minutes- until the sweet potato is cooked through.