Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

It’s Chili time baby. Why not add some color and flavor to make your experience a slightly healthier one?!  I added sweet potatoes and lots of fresh herbs with a good combination of delicious chili spices. When cooking chili, its important to let it simmer for a while in order to let the spices bloom properly, always taste and adjust spices after you have let it cook for quite a while.  I did not add beans to mine, but it is always a great option! Enjoy!

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Serves: 4 (2 + 2 leftovers)

Ingredients:

  •  2 tbps olive oil
  •  5 cloves garlic minced
  •  1/2 red onion diced
  •  1 to 1.5 lbs ground turkey breast
  •  fresh black pepper
  •  1 sweet potato cubed
  •  1 can 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
  •  1 cup marinara sauce
  •  1.5 tsp cumin
  •  1 tsp paprika
  •  2 tsp chili powder
  •  1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you want an extra kick!)
    • Please note you can also use a “chili spice packet” in lieu of the previous three ingredients – just follow packet directions!
  •  pinch of salt
  •  1.5 cups of water
  •  3 green onions sliced
  •  1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  •  1/2 cup parsley chopped
  •  sliced avocado for garnish

Directions: 1. Heat olive oil on medium and sauté garlic for 2-3 minutes, then add diced red onion. Saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add ground turkey breast and season with black pepper. Stir frequently until ground turkey is cooked through. 2. Add sweet potato, diced tomatoes, marinara sauce, seasonings, and water. Allow pot to simmer for at least 25 minutes. This will allow the seasonings to bloom and the sweet potato to cook thoroughly. Consider adding an additional cup of water if too much liquid evaporates during the cooking process. 3. Once flavor has infused to your liking, add green onion, cilantro, and parsley. Serve with fresh sliced avocado and extra fresh herbs. IMG_4102   IMG_4103 IMG_4105 IMG_4104   IMG_4107 IMG_4108 IMG_4117 IMG_4112

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