Black bean, sweet potato and turkey chili is an easy gluten free and grain free meal that your family will love!
Blah blah snow, blah blah winter. At least it’s sunny, and at least it’s in the 40s here this week! Hip hip hooray. This is the time of year when I just start to get a little down. Winter just starts to feel a tad bit looooooooong, you know? So I wind up browsing spring clothes online, and just counting down the days until spring! Only 29 days, right? :) That’s not so bad.
But since it is still winter, I thought today would be a good day to share this sweet potato and turkey chili that we had recently. It doesn’t involve any tomatoes, but still has a lot of flavor due to the sweet potatoes in it. It’s a fairly mild chili…(I actually made it for a play date we had here recently), but you can easily adjust the spice level according to your taste.
Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili
A quick and healthy chili that everyone will love! Black bean, sweet potato and turkey chili is an easy, family friendly meal!
- In a large stock pot, cook the onion, garlic, and ground turkey over medium heat.
- Once the ground turkey is cooked through, drain off any grease.
- Add the diced sweet potato, chicken broth, and spices.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low. Simmer until the sweet potato is tender, about 20 minutes.
- Add the beans. Rinse and drain one can of beans, and add them to the pot. Add the other can, and its juices to the pot as well. Stir.
- With the back of a spoon, mash up some of the sweet potato so that it thickens the broth.
- Cook until the beans are heated through. Add more seasoning if desired.
- Top each bowl with fresh cilantro.
The black beans and the sweet potatoes add a lot of nutrients to this chili. It would be easy to make this vegan by switching to vegetable broth and adding another type of bean in place of the turkey…maybe pinto beans or garbanzo beans.
I think you’ll love this black bean, sweet potato and turkey chili! It’s easy, hearty, and so healthy!
What are you cooking these days? How are you handling the end of winter?