Thursday, December 1, 2016


OH CHILI! What can I even say? My family loves ♡ this healthy, slightly spicy, extremely basic and wonderful turkey chili loaded with everything sweet potato and yummy. It's fall, it's cold outside and this chili always hits just the right spot! 

  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds of ground turkey
  • 1 small or ½ large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups of kale, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 med/large sweet potatoes, diced (measure about 4 cups)
  • 2+ cups of chicken stock
  • 3 T salt free taco seasoning
  • up to 1 T chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • optional - maple syrup
  • toppings:
  • cheddar cheese
  • cilantro
  • chives
  • avocado
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat 2 tsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add turkey to pan, along with 1 ½ tablespoons of the Salt Free Taco Seasoning and cook through; then add onions and kale and cook until soft. Season turkey and veggies with salt and pepper, then remove from pot.
  2. Add the remaining 2 tsp of olive oil to pan and saute sweet potatoes just until they start to brown. Add the garlic, 1 ½ tablespoons of the Salt Free Taco Seasoning, a sprinkle of salt, a can of fire roasted tomatoes, and 2 cups of chicken stock to the pot. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes or so, until the sweet potatoes are very soft.
  3. You can leave the potatoes as is, but I **highly recommend** the following step to get an amazing texture to your chili. This is also the way to go if you have picky eaters in your house who “don’t like sweet potatoes” **Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture until it reaches your desired consistency (you can also transfer to a regular blender and puree that way, which is what I did! I just pulsed a few times).
  4. Add turkey mixture back to pot and stir in black beans. Add additional stock to reach desired thickness, as the chili will continue to thicken up as it cooks. Season with chili powder to taste, starting 1 teaspoon at a time so you don’t overdo it. And, if you want to bring out the flavor of the sweet potato a little more, you can add a spoon of maple syrup. If you want a little more spice, add the cayenne! Simmer for a few more minutes before devouring!
  5. Top with fresh chives, cilantro, shredded cheddar and avocado. YUM!
21 Day Fix Container Count:
Makes six (1 ¼ cup) servings: 21 Day Fix 1 R, 1 G, 1 Y, ½ B (Blue - toppings)