Hi! How was your weekend? Mine was super relaxing and filled with meal prep, cooking for clients, and going on walks because this fall weather is absolute perfection. I never want it to leave. As it gets chiller, I thought this paleo sweet potato turkey chili would be perfect for our #mealprepmonday theme! It definitely has kick, so it’ll warm your insides. I’m usually a fan of beans in my chili, but with this one I left them out. I really liked it as is, and there’s enough protein from the turkey. But, feel free to add some black beans or quinoa if you want it to be a little heartier!
If you don’t like things too spicy, I’d use one chipotle pepper instead of two. This has kick! I love it though. Some sour cream or Greek yogurt would work well here to cool things down a bit.
I also crushed some sweet potato tortilla chips in it for crunch! Because you know I always gotta have crunch.
This would freeze really well too. Make a double batch and then pull it out on a busy night!
What I love about chili is that it’s so customizable. You can add avocado, cheese, scallions, diced tomato, tons of cilantro (always)..the options are endless.
This is a perfect gameday recipe too! I’m assuming you could make it in the crockpot, though I haven’t tried..but if any of you do, let me know!
Chipotle Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2'' chunks
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 lb. ground turkey breast
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 chipotle peppers, chopped (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, from the can of chipotles in adobo
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 5-6 cups chicken broth (start with 5, and add more if needed)
- cilantro for garnish
- Heat a large pot or dutch oven to medium/high heat. Add coconut oil. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add turkey, chili powder, cumin, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, and cocoa powder. Cook for 5-7 minutes until turkey is cooked through, breaking it up into small pieces with your spatula. Add sweet potatoes and broth and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce to medium heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat.
Add about half of the chili to a blender and blend until smooth. Add back into the pot and stir to combine. Be very careful when blending hot liquids because your blender can explode! To be safe, you could cool the soup a little bit and then blend. Or, you could use an immersion blender. Top with cilantro and any other toppings you like!