Hi guys! Happy Friday! It’s blue Friday here in Seattle as we get ready to go into the first weekend of the playoffs (GO SEAHAWKS!!!) and I just knew that you needed another chili recipe!

But not just any chili recipe- a really healthy one that also happens to be incredibly easy.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from HeatherChristo.com

And the crockpot came from the many, many requests on the blog, and on facebook for the types of recipes that you would like to see more of this year. I know you guys are just like me- always trying to find healthy and delicious recipes for you and your family that are not going to be tricky, complicated or time consuming, and crockpots certainly alleviate all of that stuff. Besides about 10 minutes of cooking the onions and turkey the rest is basically dumping, stirring and then going on about your day. So this works great for weekends when you are getting stuff done, or for the weekdays when you are either running around all day or at work and want to come home to a hot meal.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from HeatherChristo.com

If you add a green salad (or even if you don’t!) you have a pretty complete meal! Also great for football playoff gatherings, right?! And with Seattle basically a big frozen popsicle city that is looking at snow in next weeks forecast – a big pot of chili sounds like just the thing.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from HeatherChristo.com

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
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Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 12 ounce beer (I used gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • Avocado, fresh chile and cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large pan add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add it to the crockpot. Add the other 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and add the turkey, breaking it up as you cook. Cook for about 3-4 minutes- it does not need to be fully cooked through when you add it to the crockpot along with the onions.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, the beans, sweet potatoes, beer and spices to the crockpot and stir well to combine.
  3. Put the lid on the pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. When you are done cooking, season to taste with kosher salt and serve hot with avocado, fresh chili and cilantro.

 

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Hi guys! Happy Friday! It’s blue Friday here in Seattle as we get ready to go into the first weekend of the playoffs (GO SEAHAWKS!!!) and I just knew that you needed another chili recipe!

But not just any chili recipe- a really healthy one that also happens to be incredibly easy.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from HeatherChristo.com

And the crockpot came from the many, many requests on the blog, and on facebook for the types of recipes that you would like to see more of this year. I know you guys are just like me- always trying to find healthy and delicious recipes for you and your family that are not going to be tricky, complicated or time consuming, and crockpots certainly alleviate all of that stuff. Besides about 10 minutes of cooking the onions and turkey the rest is basically dumping, stirring and then going on about your day. So this works great for weekends when you are getting stuff done, or for the weekdays when you are either running around all day or at work and want to come home to a hot meal.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from HeatherChristo.com

If you add a green salad (or even if you don’t!) you have a pretty complete meal! Also great for football playoff gatherings, right?! And with Seattle basically a big frozen popsicle city that is looking at snow in next weeks forecast – a big pot of chili sounds like just the thing.

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from HeatherChristo.com

Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 12 ounce beer (I used gluten free)
  • 3 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt
  • Avocado, fresh chile and cilantro for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large pan add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add it to the crockpot. Add the other 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and add the turkey, breaking it up as you cook. Cook for about 3-4 minutes- it does not need to be fully cooked through when you add it to the crockpot along with the onions.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, the beans, sweet potatoes, beer and spices to the crockpot and stir well to combine.
  3. Put the lid on the pot and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. When you are done cooking, season to taste with kosher salt and serve hot with avocado, fresh chili and cilantro.