This Turkey Chili with Sweet Potatoes is what we crave when we are eating clean! Ground Turkey, veggies, beans with a pinch of cinnamon…not kidding! It goes perfectly with the sweet potatoes.  It’s the secret to this delicious chili!

A quick 30 Minute soup that is healthy and full of flavor!  We love to make a big batch of this for lunch all week or for busy week night dinners.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey we used 93/7
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped green pepper or poblano can be subbed
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce prefer unsalted
  • 1 15 ounce can roasted red tomatoes, undrained regular diced will work
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 large sweet potatoes, cubed about 2 cups
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Heat large soup pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add olive oil.  
  2. Add ground turkey, breaking apart with a wooden spoon or potato masher until reaches desired consistency . Continue to cook until brown and cooked though.
  3. Add onion and chopped pepper.  Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add beans, diced tomato, spices and chicken stock.  Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add sweet potatoes, salt and pepper.  Simmer until sweet potatoes are fork tender.  About 15-20 minutes.
  6. TASTE FOR SEASONING.  More salt?  Pepper?  Cumin?
  7. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, grated cheese or avocado if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • We used 93/7 fat ratio for the ground turkey.  You can use all white meat turkey but we find it dry.
  • Substitute kidney beans for the black beans if desired.
  • Top with sour cream, avocado, cheese.
  • Remember to taste for seasoning!  Salt, Pepper, cumin?  Spices vary by brand and I always find I like more cumin.
  • Freezes really well in ziplock type bags for up to 6 weeks.

Recipe Adapted : TURKEY CHILI WITH SWEET POTATOES @ laughingspatula

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