Turkey, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

What you Need :

  • tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 7 ounces vegetable broth
  • 2 jars of your favorite salsa
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped.
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • sour cream

How to Make It :

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, bell peppers, jalapeno, sweet potatoes and garlic. Cover and cook until vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, basil and bay leaf, stirring to combine. Cook until spices are fragrant, about 4 minutes. In a separate skillet, brown ground turkey, seasoning with salt and pepper. Once turkey is cooked add to vegetable soup pot. Add all remaining ingredients (except cilantro) and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes. Tasting Phase: Here’s the fun part! Taste and tweak the seasonings to your liking. More salt? More chili powder or cumin? A touch more hot sauce or lime juice? Once you’ve achieved chili perfection, let it simmer for another 10 minutes or so to let the flavors mingle, stirring occasionally. Spoon out into bowls, top with sharp cheddar and a dab of sour cream and voila!

Recipe adapted from: The Sensuist 

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