(Norsk versjon finner du her: Kalkun og Søtpotet Chili)
Those of you that have been following me for a while have learned that I do like my soups and hearty foods in the fall. I’m all about the comfort foods!
Today I present you with a turkey and sweet potato Chili that is not only super-duper easy-peasy, but also tasty and yummers. It’s also not as spicy as it looks from the recipe, because of the sweet potatoes, but remember that it is always easier to add more spices than to take them out of the food. If you want to be a little careful with the spices, start with half the amount, then add to taste at the end.
Turkey and Sweet potato Chili
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 kg turkey meat, diced
- 2-4 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 large sweet potatoes, diced
- 5-6 cloves garlic
- 3-4 cups broth
- 1 can black beans
- 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
- 1/2 can green chilies, diced
- Salt, pepper, cayenne to taste
- Optional toppings: crème fraiche, cilantro, tortilla chips, salsa, roasted pumpkin seeds
Heat the oil over medium high heat in a heavy, deep pot.
Add the onion, turkey, 1 tablespoon chili powder, and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning. (If you are using precooked turkey, you might want to add a little water keep the turkey moist.)
When the onions are soft and the turkey slightly browned, remove from the pan and set aside.
In the same pot you used for the onions and turkey, now add a swig of oil and the sweet potatoes with the remaining spices and stir to combine.
When starting to brown, add the tomato paste and diced chilies. Give it a stir, and add the garlic, and broth. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes or so, until the sweet potatoes are very soft.
Use a blender until desired consistency, then put the turkey/onions back in the pot along with the black beans and give it a stir
Adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, cayenne.
Serve hot with rice or good bread, and any toppings that you like (crème fraiche, cilantro, tortilla chips, salsa, roasted pumpkin seeds)