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Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili


It’s time for some soul-warming Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili that can be made either on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in your Instant Pot. Sweet potatoes stand in for beans in this recipe to make it Whole30-friendly but if you can’t imagine chili without beans, feel free to add some for additional fiber and protein.

Chili is always a good idea.

When it’s cold, all we want is chili. Especially after a long day of outdoor winter activities like skiing, sledding or shoveling snow. There’s just something about a big bowl of chili with just the right amount of spice that warms you from the inside out. This chili is made without beans but if you’re not following a paleo diet or on a Whole30 or you can’t possibly fathom chili without beans, feel free to add a can of black beans or pinto beans.

Overhead shot of Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili in a white bowl.

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Ingredients in Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

  • Cooking fat of choice – such as olive oil, avocado oil or coconut oil.
  • Lean ground turkey – may substitute ground beef or chicken. We love ButcherBox for its quality meat options.
  • Garlic and onion
  • Fire-roasted diced canned tomatoes  – we love the flavor of fire-roasted canned tomatoes but if you have regular canned tomatoes on hand, feel free to use those.
  • Sweet potato – butternut squash is a great substitute for sweet potatoes in this recipe.
  • Chicken broth – we love making homemade bone broth. Thrive Market’s chicken broth is another great option.
  • Spices – chili powder, dried oregano and ground cumin
  • Chipotle powder – The amount of chipotle powder in this recipe is pretty small but it packs a big punch and really makes the dish something special. However, if you’d like, you can substituted smoked paprika which will also give this sweet potato chili that smoky flavor.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado or lime wedges – optional, for topping.

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How to make Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Below you will find the full directions including how to make in the slow cooker and Instant Pot. Here is how you make Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili on the stove top.

  • Step 1: Heat oil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. When oil starts to shimmer, add ground turkey. Break up turkey with a wooden spoon and cook 5 minutes.
  • Step 2: Add onions and garlic and continue to cook an additional 8-10 minutes or until onions are translucent and meat is almost cooked through.
  • Step 3: Turn up the heat to high. Add tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broth and seasonings and bring to a boil.
  • Step 4: Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes until chili is hot and sweet potatoes are tender. A longer simmer will intensify the flavors and leftovers are even better the next day.

Pro tip: For a thicker chili, simply add 3 tablespoons of tomato paste.

Confused about poultry labeling? Check this post out to learn all about how to choose the best chicken in the grocery store. 

Overhead shot of Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili in a white bowl.

Can you freeze Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Yes, make extras, you’ll be glad you did!

Whenever we make this in the slow cooker we ALWAYS double the recipe because it freezes exceptionally well. And why not cook once and eat twice?

After the sweet potato chili has cooled down, we like to individually portion it out into freezer-friendly containers. Date and store in the freezer. For best flavor, enjoy freezer-friendly meals within 3 months.

To reheat, remove from the freezer the night before or the morning of the day you plan to eat it. Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat stirring occasionally.

How to serve Sweet Potato Chili

We like to serve the sweet potato chili with diced avocado, fresh cilantro and lime wedges. A dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese is also quite scrumptious.

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Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet potatoes stand in for beans in this hearty chili and are a nice compliment to the smoky chipotle pepper. It’s great served with diced avocado, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges. Feel free to double the batch and freeze some for future meals because it’s super freezer-friendly though the sweet potatoes will breakdown a bit after you thaw and reheat it.

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-Free

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. cooking fat of choice such as avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup diced onion (about ½ large)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28-ounces fire-roasted canned diced tomatoes (may sub regular canned diced tomatoes)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp. chili powder 
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4½ tsp. chipotle powder (may sub smoked paprika) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional Toppings: Chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado or lime wedges

Instructions

Stove top Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  2. When oil starts to shimmer, add ground turkey. Break up turkey with a wooden spoon and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add onions and garlic and continue to cook an additional 8-10 minutes or until onions are translucent and meat is almost cooked through.
  4. Turn up the heat to high. Add tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broth and seasonings and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes until chili is hot and sweet potatoes are tender. A longer simmer will intensify the flavors and leftovers are even better the next day.

Slow Cooker Directions

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  2. When oil starts to shimmer, add ground turkey. Break up turkey with a wooden spoon and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add onions and garlic and continue to cook an additional 8-10 minutes or until onions are translucent and meat is almost cooked through.
  4. Transfer meat to the slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, tomatoes through chipotle chili.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 6-7 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving.
  6. Serve with optional toppings, if desired.

Instant Pot Directions

  1. Select ‘Saute’ setting on the Instant Pot and add the oil.
  2. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the ground turke, breaking it up with wooden spoon. Cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add onions and garlic and continue to cook an additional 8-10 minutes or until onions are translucent and meat is almost cooked through. Press ‘Cancel’.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, tomatoes through chipotle chili.
  5. Lock lid in place and cook on High Pressure for 10 minutes. Allow for 5-10 minutes of natural pressure release before flipping vent valve to ‘venting’ positition to release residual steam. Taste and season with salt and pepper before serving.
  6. Serve with optional toppings, if desired

Notes

For a thicker consistency, add 3 tablespoons of tomatoes paste.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe, about 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 535mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 24g

 

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Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili


Photo Credit: The photos in this blog post were taken by Jess of Plays Well with Butter

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About Jessica Beacom

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Boulder, CO with her hubby and two daughters. She’s been described as a ‘real food evangelist’ and loves sharing her knowledge with others to help them break free of the diet mentality and find their own food freedom. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, telemark skiing, mountain biking, teaching herself how to play the banjo and camping out under the stars.





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