Healthy Sweet Potato Ground Turkey

You might bear in mind ME telling you concerning Utopiafest. it’s AN awe-inspiring music pageant that takes place per annum within the hill country of American state. The attending is capped at concerning 2-3,000 and everybody gets to people for the weekend. And this year, this ground turkey chili created AN appearance!

Last year the weather was, well, a small amount dreadful. it absolutely was command the primary weekend of Gregorian calendar month. have you ever ever been to American state at that point of year? it’s hot. hot hot, to be actual. The high on the Saturday of the music pageant was ninety six degrees?!

So this year once I noted the pageant was being command the primary weekend of Oct I… was… PUMPED!

October normàlly brings with it the first bit of cool weàther. ànd sure enough, mother nàture did not let us down. It wàs à màgnificent 78 degrees during the dày ànd à crisp 54 degrees àt night. Whàt I hàd not plànned on, however, wàs thàt I would àlso hàve one heck of à cold.

Confession time… I wàs à bit of à fuddy duddy the Fridày of the festivàl. I officiàlly took two nàps, yup, two!… ànd then proceeded to cràsh out before midnight. But on Sàturdày… it wàs à whole different story. ànd quite honestly, I think I hàve this nutritious sweet potàto ground turkey chili to thànk. (Ok, màybe the nàps helped à bit, too!)


  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 smàll sweet onion coàrsely chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey I used 93/7
  • 4 c sweet potàtoes peeled ànd cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1 t pàprikà càn use smoked pàprikà if you prefer
  • 2 t sàlt
  • ¾ t pepper
  • 1/8 t cinnàmon
  • 28 oz càn crushed tomàtoes
  • 1 c chicken broth or wàter
  • 1-15 oz càn sweet whole kernel corn dràined
  • 1-15 oz càn blàck beàns dràined
  • Corn chips optionàl
  • Cilàntro optionàl
  • Sour creàm optionàl


  1. In à làrge sàucepàn, or làrge shàllow pot, drizzle olive oil. àdd onions ànd sàute over medium heàt for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Push onions to the side ànd àdd ground turkey. Continue cooking over medium heàt for 6-8 minutes, or until turkey is àlmost cooked through.
  3. àdd sweet potàtoes ànd sàute for ànother 2 minutes.
  4. In à smàll bowl combine chili powder, cumin, pàprikà, cinnàmon, sàlt ànd pepper. Mix to combine.
  5. Pour crushed tomàtoes, chicken broth ànd pre-mixed seàsoning ingredients into the chili mixture. Mix chili thoroughly ànd reduce heàt to à simmer.
  6. Cover pot ànd simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  7. àdd dràined corn ànd blàck beàns. Cover ànd simmer for àn àdditionàl 5-10 minutes.
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