Marty has been chaperoning for ski club the last few Sundays. He’s gone from about noon until eight – giving me plenty of time to experiment with my cooking and baking. This Sunday, I decided to make Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili. I found the recipe on the Simple Delights blog (don’t you just love searching blogs for great recipes??)
I really enjoyed this dish. The flavors blended well together: a mix of sweetness from the brown sugar and spiciness from the cumin and chili powder.
The chili takes about ten-fifteen minutes to prepare and then about forty minutes to fully cook. I was pleased as the timer went off just as Marty walked through the door. Talk about a great way to warm up after a long day in the snow
What’s your favorite way to warm up after a long day outside?
Smokey Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili
(adapted from Simple Delights)
1 large onion, chopped
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 TBSP salt
2 TBSP chili powder
2 TBSP cumin powder
1 1/2 TBSP brown sugar
2 sweet potatoes, 1/2 inch cubes
1 can black beans
1 large can diced tomatoes
2 cans chicken broth
*You can also add green peppers and diced chili peppers.
In a large pot over medium heat, sauté the onions for about 5 minutes. Now, add the ground turkey, salt, cumin, chili powder and brown sugar. Cook until the turkey is cooked through…use a large spoon to crumble the turkey as it cooks. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes. Now, add the black beans, tomatoes, and chicken stock. Mix everything together- bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 40 minutes- until the sweet potato is cooked through. Top with basil, Parmesan, or whatever you’d prefer on your chili.