Good morning guys! How are you all doing? For those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I hope you had an amazing day of family, friends, and food. I have to admit I was a bit jealous that you were celebrating Thanksgiving when we had already celebrated ours weeks ago! I may not have enjoyed a big Thanksgiving dinner this week, but I did have my own turkey feast of sorts: a turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili.
Usually I don’t like to repeat similar meals too often because there are just so many recipes out there that I want to try. Seriously, you should see my favourites menu on my computer – it’s out of control! But chili is one meal that I could just make over and over again. My vegetarian chili is my go-to recipe that I make all the time. But I also love trying out variations of chili, like my white bean and chicken chili that I adapted from my mom’s recipe.
This turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili that I made recently is another winner!
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into ½" cubes
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 28-oz can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 19-oz can black beans
- 1 cup corn kernels
- In a large non-stick skillet, brown the turkey over medium heat and set aside.
- Heat up the olive oil in a large pot and add the onions. Reduce the heat and saute for about 4-5 minutes or until they are soft.
- Then add the red pepper, sweet potatoes, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the cooked ground turkey, tomatoes, vegetable stock, cumin, chili powder and salt.
- Cover and let simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Then add in the beans and corn and cook uncovered for about 10-15 minutes to let thicken.
The combination of turkey, black beans, and sweet potato makes this a super hearty dinner. I’m usually a go-back-for-seconds kind of girl, but even my monstrous appetite was satisfied after only one bowl. It’s definitely a meal that sticks to your ribs!
What’s your favourite kind of chili?