Sweet Potato Chili
We love a good chili any time of year but a good chili like this one especially hits the spot during the colder winter months! This recipe from Whole30 Certified Coach and nutritionist Hayley Lucero (@realfoodwithaltitude) uses potatoes instead of beans and is so flavorful you don't miss the beans.
This chili also freezes really well so double up the recipe, freeze half of it and you'll have a tasty, healthy meal that's easy to prepare next time you pressed for time!
1 lbs. organic ground turkey
1 red pepper (diced)
1 poblano pepper (diced)
1 jalapeño pepper (diced)
1 small white onion (diced)
1 Tbsp. avocado oil
1 medium-large white sweet potato (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
16 oz. chicken broth
1 small can tomato paste
1 can Rotel tomatoes (mild)
2 Tbsp. garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp. cumin
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 cup water
Salt & pepper (to taste)
In a large pot, heat avocado oil to medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook until brown.
Add red peppers, poblano pepper, jalapeño and onion to a pan with chicken and sauté until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes).
Add chicken broth, tomato paste, Rotel tomatoes, garlic, chili powder, cumin, chili powder, water and salt and pepper.
Simmer for at least 10 minutes and until all is well combined.
Add sweet potatoes and simmer until they are fork tender--about 20 minutes. If you using an Instant Pot, you can pressure cook at this point for 5 minutes.
Don't hesitate substitute whatever ground meat you prefer in place of the ground turkey--ground beef, ground chicken and ground bison all work just as well! You can also use the potatoes of your choice. And if you want to kick up the heat a notch, use hot Rotels and/or toss in a few more jalapeños.
Hayley Lucero is a Whole30 Certified Coach and a Colorado native with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion. She believes food is medicine and as a full time health coach, she loves helping people change their lifestyle to feel their best. When she is not working, you can find her doing all the “Colorado things”: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, working out or hanging with her new puppy.