Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

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This just may become your new favorite fall chili recipe! Not only is it bursting with flavor – both sweet and savory, it’s healthy, lean & so satisfying! When I made this for the first time and tried it, I knew I struck gold. This is also a great meal to batch and prep for lunches or dinners for the week ahead. It’s also a great meal to make & bring over to family or friends – they will absolutely love it! Enjoy!


  • 1 lb. ground turkey (as lean or as fat as you’d prefer)

  • 2 TB olive oil

  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped

  • 2 TB minced garlic

  • 4 cups peeled & cubed sweet potatoes

  • 2 TB chili powder

  • 2 tsp. cumin

  • 1 tsp. paprika

  • 2 TB light brown sugar

  • 2 tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. pepper

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 TB nutmeg

  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 15 oz. can sweet whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained

  • sour cream

  • green onion, chopped

  • shredded cheddar cheese

  • tortila strips or chips


  • In a large dutch oven or chili pot, combine onions, garlic & olive oil. Saute over a medium to low heat until softened & fragrant.
  • Add ground turkey. Continue cooking until the turkey is almost cooked through.
  • In a separate saucepan, sauté sweet potatoes until they just start getting soft.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt + pepper. Mix until combined.
  • Once potatoes are cooked through, add to dutch oven. Pour in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth & seasoning mixture into the dutch oven. Then, add brown sugar and mix until combined. Reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot & let simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • Mix in corn & black beans. Cover again & continue to simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • Before serving, check to see if sweet potatoes are softened enough. You should be able to stick a fork in each potato.
  • Top with tortilla strips (Fritos are great too!), chopped green onion, sour cream & cheddar cheese. Enjoy! Keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Oct 8, 2023

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili


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