Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

45 Minutes


2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small sweet onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 lb lean ground turkey
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt
¾ tsp pepper
⅛ tsp cinnamon
28 oz crushed tomatoes, canned
1 cup chicken broth
15 oz sweet corn, canned
15 oz black beans, canned and drained
Optional toppings: cilantro, sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips


  1. In a large saucepan, drizzle olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Push onions to the side and add ground turkey. Continue cooking over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until turkey is almost cooked through. Crumble-cooked turkey using a potato masher. 
  3. Add sweet potatoes and saute for another 2 minutes. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine. 
  5. Pour crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and seasoning ingredients into the chili mixture. Mix chili thoroughly and reduce heat to low. 
  6. Cover pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes. 
  7. Mix in drained corn and black beans. Cover and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes. 
  8. Check to see if sweet potatoes are fork-tender before serving. If you would like a slightly thicker chili, mash some of the sweet potatoes to help thicken it up. 
  9. Add any toppings you would like and enjoy!

Quick Tip

If you have picky eaters who don’t like the cubed sweet potatoes, mash them up for a thicker consistency!