Just a warning, you’ll want to save this one.
It’s a kind of recipe that most of us need more of in our life.
You know the kind:
Just delicious and easy and every single person that you give it to, they hum into their bowl, like happy little clams. And then, want the recipe for themselves.
It’s the kind of recipe that gets around that way. That gets made for times when what you’re really wanting to do is give that person a hug. But in meal form. Those are the best kind of meals. The ones that are nourishing, on so many levels.
Think cozy low key dinner parties with close friends (where I first got inspired), Sunday night family dinners, delivering meals to friends with new babies, to superbowl parties (let’s just say).
The fact that it’s healthy is kind of just a bonus.
So, this. Sweet Potato Turkey Chili.
There’s two secret ingredients that just elevate the whole thing.
It’s right up there, competing for my favorite chili recipe ever, the Poblano Chicken Chili with Quinoa. If you know that recipe, you know that’s big freaking deal.
Notes: You can make this whole thing in a crockpot, but if you have the time, sautéing the onion and turkey on the stovetop first, gives it a much deeper flavor. If you don’t have a crockpot, make it as a traditional soup. Optional to add in quinoa to the chili itself. Although I prefer it as part of a topping bar!
1 lb organic ground turkey (or chicken/beef) (optional)
3 yams/sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 head celery, chopped
5 carrots, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cans baked beans, top liquid drained off
2 red peppers, chopped
2 large cans whole peeled tomatoes
2-4 cups organic chicken stock
1 teaspoon each of cumin, chili powder and oregano
sea salt and pepper to taste
to garnish: cooked quinoa, avocado, whole milk sour cream, cheese, green onions, organic corn chips.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and saute until translucent, stirring as you need to. Add to the crockpot. Turn up heat to medium high and brown the turkey. Add to the crockpot.
Add all other ingredients to the crockpot, stir and season generously with sea salt and pepper. Cook for 4 hours on high, or 6 hours on low, depending on your crockpot settings.
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