Sunday, February 9, 2014

Turkey Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Chili

In the spirit of meal planning, I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes that only takes about 10 minutes to prep [I love my crockpot].  It's a twist on a traditional chili, taking some of the classic flavors and paleo-ifying with sweet potatoes in lieu of beans.

Turkey Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Chili

1 lb ground turkey meat
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 large sweet potatoes
1 white onion
1 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon kosher salt
8-9 grinds of freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon ground smoked chipotle pepper*
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder *
2 teaspoons adobo seasoning*
2 teaspoons ground cumin*
2 teaspoons epizote seasoning*
Chopped scallion [optional garnish]
Sliced avocado [optional garnish]
Sour cream or plain yogurt [optional garnish]
Cilantro sprigs [optional garnish]
JalapeƱo slices [optional garnish]

- In a large skillet, combine your turkey meat, salt, pepper and seasonings and cook until the meat is lightly browned
- Peel and chop sweet potatoes into 1/2" cubes
- Finely dice the onion
- Combine seasoned meat, sweet potato, onion, crushed tomatoes and chicken stock in a 5-quart (or larger) crock pot and simmer on low for 8 hours (or on high for 5-6 hours), string occasionally to incorporate ingredients
- Garnish as desired, makes six servings

*Taco seasoning may be substituted for individual spices
**Adjust seasoning levels to suit your personal preferences
***Since all crockpots cook slightly differently, periodically check the consistency of the chili and adjust by adding 1/4 cup of water or chicken stock at a time to achieve your desired thickness

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