The easiest fall recipe is crockpot Sweet Potato Black Bean Turkey Chili. This family favorite is hearty, delicious, and packed with protein!
A few years ago my sisters hosted a fall themed Sip and See for Ailey. My youngest sister made the most delicious Sweet Potato Black Bean Turkey Chili. Since then we make it every other week during the fall (and sometimes year round).
Sweet Potato Turkey Chili Variations
The main ingredients in this recipe are sweet potatoes and ground turkey. The combination is perfect for fall! I actually altered my sister’s original recipe as it calls for green chiles and fire roasted diced tomatoes. Since my little girls don’t enjoy spicy food, I omitted the heat and added sweet corn instead. If you like spice, add a can of green chiles or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the crockpot.
One of the best ways to eat chili is when its thick – so make sure you cook it long enough for the liquid to be absorbed. Once the chili is thick, top your serving with a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheddar cheese. Another fun way to eat this fall recipe: use scoop tortilla chips or Fritos instead of a spoon!
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Turkey Chili
The perfect warm meal to end a long chilly day.
- 2 Sweet Potatoes (diced)
- ½ Onion (chopped)
- 1 Can Diced Tomatoes
- ½ tsp Cumin (or to taste)
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Can Black Beans (rinsed)
- 1 Can Corn (drained)
- 1 Can Tomato Sauce *OPTIONAL (for a wetter chili)
- 1 lb Ground Turkey
1. Brown and crumble the turkey in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil.
2. Throw it all in the crockpot and cook on high for four hours.
Note: My crockpot gets really hot and cooks fast, so others may need 4-6 hours.