Easy Turkey Chili

This is my go to recipe when the weather turns cold and you just need something warm in your tummy.  Just about every time I make chili, I do something different.  I never follow a recipe and will use whatever I have on hand in my pantry.  The following recipe is one that I did and it seemed to be my family’s favorite one so far.  So I quickly jotted down my notes so I can make it again.  Once everything was cooking in the pot, I added a diced up sweet potato.  It gave the chili a little fall flavor as well as nice texture.  Next time I may try butternut squash..or both!  I really liked it. I do add a bit of water if I don’t want it too thick, it’s really up to you.  We like the spice, so I will add more chili seasoning and you could also add a pinch of hot sauce.  Serve with cornbread, sour cream and shredded cheese for toppings.  It’s an easy recipe to double for a crowd as well.

2 TBS olive oil

1 LB lean ground turkey

1/2 C chopped onion

1/2 C chopped green pepper

1 small jalapeño pepper, diced

1 TBS garlic

2 TBS chili powder

1 TBS ground cumin

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 Can Hunts Seasoned tomato sauce for chili

2 Cans chopped tomatoes with garlic and green peppers

2 Cans Bush’s pinto chili beans

1 Can Bush’s black chili beans

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1 medium sweet potato, cooked and cubed

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat and add ground turkey, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño and garlic. Cook several minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer.

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  1. Vickie Tingwald says:

    I was going to ask you if your chili had sweet potatoes in it! It was delicious!!!

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