This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is made with sweet potato, ground turkey and spices and ready in just 30 minutes!
This is the last dinner recipe in this mini dinner series, but it certainly won’t be the last dinner recipe this month. This turkey sweet potato chili was an instant hit with Miguel, and I know you guys will like it too.
Chili always reminds me of my childhood. It’s not that we ate it often, but my mom’s chili recipe was so, so comforting and the perfect meal to eat on a cold winter night. There are many reasons why chili is a must-make, especially this time of year. For example, it’s a quick meal. This paleo sweet potato chili recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish. Chili is almost always a guarantee for leftovers, which means you can take one night off from making dinner and just heat up the leftover chili. This vegetarian chili with sweet potatoes is loaded with protein, veggies and FLAVOR.
So what’s all in this chili anyway? Let’s chat about the main ingredients.
SWEET POTATO CHILI INGREDIENTS
- ground white turkey
- green pepper
- sweet potato
- diced tomatoes & tomato sauce
- chicken broth
Sounds simple enough, right?
HOW TO MAKE VEGETARIAN CHILI: TWO WAYS
Option 1: throw everything into your slow cooker/crock pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours. You can throw the raw turkey right in there and it’ll cook nicely in your slow cooker. This way is probably the simplest, but I wanted my chili to be done ASAP, so I opted for option 2.
Option 2: cook chili over the stove top, which takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. If you decide to go with this option, there are a few steps involved, but the chili will be done in no time. Let’s walk through it.
Step 1: add turkey, oil, onion, and the green pepper to a dutch oven or large skillet and cook until the turkey is no longer pink.
Step 2: while the turkey is cooking, peel and dice the sweet potato, then add it, along with the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, to the pot. In this recipe, the sweet potato replaces traditional beans, but trust me when I say you won’t even miss them.
Step 3: pour in the chicken broth and add the spices for a kick of flavor, then allow the chili to simmer for 15 minutes or so. As the chili is simmering, the sweet potatoes will cook completely, and that’s when you’ll know the chili is done.
Last, I suggest topping the chili with sliced avocado. If you’re not doing whole30, feel free to include extra toppings like shredded cheese and/or sour cream.
You’re going to LOVE this whole30 approved sweet potato chili. It’s super flavorful, makes plenty of chili for leftovers and maybe most importantly, it’s QUICK!
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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
This turkey sweet potato chili uses sweet potatoes in place of beans, is ready in 30 minutes and serves 4 people.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- Category: dinner
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: chili
- 1 lb. ground white turkey
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce*
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- NOTE: you can make this in the crock pot if you prefer! Simply add ALL the ingredients and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
- To make on the stove: add turkey, oil, onion, and pepper to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat and stir occasionally until turkey is cooked. Then, add the garlic and sweet potato and stir for 1 minute.
- Next, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, and spices to the skillet, stir, then place lid on top and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer chili for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
- Serve chili with avocado and enjoy!
*If you’re doing whole30, make sure you check the ingredients in the tomato sauce for no added sugars.
Keywords: whole30 chili, sweet potato chili