Spring is quickly approaching, although it sure doesn't feel that way here in New England. We had a rainy and cool weekend and I wanted to break out the crock pot one last time before spring/summer really hits and the last thing you want to do is eat piping hot food. This chili is chocked full of turkey, sweet potatoes, onions, beans, peppers and tomatoes.  I doubled the original recipe and we got about 8 meals out of it. Great for freezing as well. Obviously you can omit the beans if you hate beans. (I know multiple friends who HATE beans in their chili). You can also omit the turkey meat and you have a great vegetarian chili. We or I should say, I love all the toppings so our chili had meat, beans and potatoes in it 🙂


Serves 8


2lbs ground turkey meat

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into squares

2 red onion

1 (15oz) can kidney beans

1(15oz) can black beans

3 peppers ( red, yellow, orange) cored, seeded and chopped

2 (28oz) cans of diced tomatoes, drained

1/4-1/2 cup of beef stock

2 tbsp tomato paste

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed

2-3 chili's in adobo, chopped with some extra sauce added

1-2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp cumin

2 tsp dry oregano

salt and pepper

Toppings: cilantro, green onions, jalepeno, chedder, sour cream or greek yogurt all go great on top, pick your favorites. We really enjoyed red cabbage on top. Gave it a nice crunch without slathering the chili with tortilla strips.

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1) Dice peppers.  Peel and chop sweet potatoes into medium squares. Place aside. Drain beans and tomatoes of juices.

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2) Press 3-4 cloves of garlic through the garlic press. Dice red onion and place aside. Dice chili in adobo's and place aside. Measure out approx 1/4 cup of beef stock. Place aside.

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3) Brown turkey meat in medium to large skillet. Drain fat and place aside. Place all ingredients into crockpot. Cook in crock pot on low for 7 -8 hours.



4) Place in bowls and top with your favorite chill toppings. Toppings that add very little calories would include: red cabage, cilantro, green onions and jalepenos.

Mike and I added a dollop of sour cream and a little bit of fresh grated cheddar. Delish!






Serves approx 8. Freeze or eat for lunches and dinners. Delicous and definitely a keeper 🙂

Approx. 368 calories per serving without cheese or sour cream

Recipe adapted from :