sweet potato turkey chili
Recipe type: chili
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Serves: 6-8
it's a simple, creamy, sweet potato base with ground turkey, onions and black beans {and kale if you're a little green veggie obsessed like me}. it's a hearty soup, but i like to beef it up by adding a couple cups of cooked quinoa too. makes for a super easy dinner that the whole family can enjoy or a party of 1-2 can can make last into a few days’ of easy, take-to-work lunches.
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground turkey
  • 3 sweet potatoes, chopped into small chunks {peel on or off}
  • 2-3 c low sodium broth {pending preferred consistency, start with 2 c}
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 can black beans {14 oz can}
  • 2 c water
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped/minced
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ - 1 tsp cayenne pepper to taste
  • optional: 1-2 c kale, chopped and stems removed
  • optional: 2 c quinoa, cooked
  • optional soup toppings: cilantro, greek yogurt, cheese, avocado
  1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pan. Add the sliced onion and ground turkey. Add water as needed to keep the turkey moist. When the turkey is browned and crumbled and the onions are soft, remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes to the same pan {or larger pot}. When the sweet potatoes start to brown, add the garlic, water, and broth. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes or so, until the sweet potatoes are very soft.
  3. Then using a blender, puree the sweet potato mixture until it reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Add the browned turkey, black beans, and cayenne to the sweet potato puree in a large crockpot.
  5. Option to also add 2 cups of cooked quinoa and/or 1-2 cups kales to make the soup a little more hearty.
  6. You can top soup with cilantro, Greek yogurt, cheese, and avocado.
*Makes 6-8 servings. Freeze leftovers in individual 1-2 cup servings {in mason jars} or in a larger dish to be re-heated.
**Leftovers make for a super easy take-to-work lunch.
Recipe by Nourish, Move, Love at https://www.nourishmovelove.com/bust-out-the-crockpot-its-time-for-fall-soups-sweet-potato-turkey-chili/