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Sweet potato ground turkey is a healthy and cozy meal for the fall.
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Healthy Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Chili

Snuggle up to a bowl full of this hearty Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Chili that is full of black beans, crushed tomatoes, corn, and tons of sweet and spicy flavor.  Make a big batch of it for a small crowd on game day or freeze the leftovers for another easy Fall or Winter dinner.  Even the picky kids and spouses in your household will fall in love with this sweet potato chili recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 lb. ground turkey 93/7
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika can use smoked paprika if you prefer
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes canned
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 15 oz. sweet whole kernel corn canned, drained
  • 15 oz. black beans canned, drained
  • Tortilla chips optional
  • Cilantro optional
  • Sour cream optional
  • Cheese optional
  • See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #2

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, or Dutch oven, drizzle olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Push onions to the side and add ground turkey. Continue cooking over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until turkey is almost cooked through. Crumble cooked turkey using a potato masher.

  3. Add sweet potatoes and saute for another 2 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt and pepper. (You can also use 3 tablespoons of a homemade chili seasoning with additional salt and pepper to taste.) Mix to combine.

  5. Pour crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and seasoning ingredients into the chili mixture. Mix chili thoroughly and reduce heat to low.

  6. Cover pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Mix in drained corn and black beans. Cover and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.

  8. Check to see if sweet potatoes are fork-tender before serving. If you would like a slightly thicker chili, mash some of the sweet potatoes to help thicken it up.

  9. Serve chili over rice with corn chips, cilantro and sour cream. Enjoy!  See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #2.

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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 1128mg49%
Potassium 1372mg39%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 14769IU295%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.