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Winter just calls for steaming bowls of Chili and this recipe is a healthy twist on the usual classic. Sweet potatoes are the not-so-secret ingredient in this dish, and if you’re on the fence about the idea, just give it a try. The subtle sweetness of the potatoes makes a wonderful flavor combination along with the black beans and corn. Sweet potatoes get their beautiful color from beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A once consumed, so they are really good for you! This recipe also calls for lean ground white turkey which is very low in fat and does not need to be drained after cooking. If you substitute with a higher fat content ground turkey (or ground beef) be sure to drain off the grease before adding the additional ingredients. I like to serve this chili with tortilla chips or cornbread and plenty of toppings such as diced avocado, sour cream, shredded cheddar and chopped fresh cilantro.!


• 2 Tbsp avocado oil (or oil of choice)

• 1 medium onion, diced

• 1 lb lean ground white turkey (93%/7%)

• 2 cups sweet potatoes peeled and diced into ½ inch cubes

• 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

• 2 cups chicken broth

• 1 Tbsp minced garlic

• 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

• 1 (1.25oz) packet of chili seasoning

• 1 tsp. Ground black pepper

• 1-2 tsp chicken base (I like Better Than Bouillon)

• 1 (15 oz) can Fire-roasted corn, drained and rinsed

• 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed


1. In a large saucepan, or Dutch

oven, drizzle avocado oil. Add onions and

saute over medium heat for about a minute.

2. Push onions to the side and add

ground turkey. Continue cooking over

medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until

turkey is white and cooked through.

3. Add in cubed sweet potatoes and

saute for another 2 minutes.

4. Pour crushed tomatoes, chicken

broth and all additional ingredients into

the chili mixture. Mix chili thoroughly and

reduce heat to LOW.

5. Cover pot and simmer for 30-45

minutes, stirring occasionally

6. Check to see if sweet potatoes are

fork-tender before serving.

7. Serve chili immediately with favorite toppings.

8. Enjoy!

Recipe serves 6.

Adapted from Evolving Table


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