Turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili

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!

Turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili

Turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili
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Yield: 4-6 servings
  • 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
  1. In a large non-stick skillet, brown the turkey over medium heat and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
I used salt free beans, tomatoes, and vegetable stock. If you use products with added salt, you may want to reduce the salt in the recipe.

Turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili

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?


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16 Responses to Turkey, black bean, and sweet potato chili

  1. This chili looks so hearty! The only thing missing is a dollop of Greek yogurt on top! I am such a homebody- loving chilling with the family! Sounds like you have a great day planned- hope you enjoy it!

  2. Thanksgiving was awesome! I just love being with my family and enjoying some good food :) Speaking of good food, this recipe looks great! I may have to try it with some leftovers!Your day plans sound so fun, have a blast!!

  3. lol sounds like we had similar nights with our parents! Well we were going to order take out but just cooked instead. And I watched Crazy Stupid Love with my parents… it was good! You should watch it at some point! How was the change up?? I really want to see that… Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  4. Yum! I love the recipe :)

  5. Meg

    I looove ANY kind of chili, this looks amazing lady!

  6. I love trying new chili recipes! I don't think that I ever make the same one twice! I have made chili with pumpkin but never sweet potato.

  7. hey! just found your blog, and i love it!! i had a good thanksgiving and it was so much fun seeing family and puppies!!

  8. Black bean sweet potato chili is my favorite kind!! I haven't had it in a while though. I add cinnamon and cocoa powder to mine.. they are the secret ingredients that make it amazing!!

  9. i really like this recipe. like a lot! i really want to make it!

  10. This sounds like an intensely tasty chili… it contains seriously everything I enjoy! I agree with Tara, I add both cinnamon and cocoa powder too, so so good :)

  11. I like *veggie* chili :) hehe I LOVE hanging out with because for one, they're super awesome, and two, they live 8 hours away, so when I do get to see them, it's extra special!

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