About the Recipe
This Taylor family classic will fill up both your stomach and your heart! I have been eating this every fall/winter for as long as I can remember thanks to my grandmother. This recipe is a play on traditional chili, with a fun harvest twist: Sweet Potatoes! For lovers of classic spicy chili, feel free to add additional peppers and different varieties to kick it up a notch! The sweet potato will bring something sweet to an otherwise very hearty and filling bowl of deliciousness.
2 ea. Sweet Potatoes, Diced
2 (14.5oz) Cans Stewed Tomatoes, Diced *
1 (8 oz.) Can Tomato Sauce
1 Cup Onion, Diced
2-3 ea. Jalapeno Peppers, Diced
½ Cup Celery, Chopped
½ Cup Water
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1 Tsp. Cumin, Ground
½ Tsp. Cinnamon, Ground
Salt As Needed
Pepper As Needed
1/8 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 Pound Turkey, Ground**
1 (12 oz) Can Canned Black Beans, Drained
1 Cup Canned or Fresh Corn
Plain Greek Yogurt Garnish
Scallions, Sliced Garnish
* If tomatoes are still in season, substitute one of the canned stewed tomatoes with fresh 3 Roma tomatoes. Give them a nice rough chop or dice and toss them in with the sweet potatoes at the beginning. Adding 1 tablespoon of tomato paste can help bring some of that “cooked” tomato flavor when using fresh tomatoes. It will also help balance out the juice from the tomatoes.
**If you want to turn this into a vegetarian/vegan recipe, substitute ground turkey with any alternative meat brand like ImpossibleTM. If you want to use vegetables instead, jackfruit is a perfect substitute.
1. Place the sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, jalapenos, celery, water, chili powder, cinnamon, salt, black pepper, and cayenne powder into a slow cooker.
2. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, for 4 hours.
3. Heat a separate, larger skillet over medium heat. Stir in ground turkey (or substitute) and cook until meat in crumbling and evenly brown (5-7 minutes)
4. Drain and discard extra grease. Add the ground turkey, black beans, and corn to the slow cooker and cook for an additional 1-2 hours until flavors blend together.
5. Serve warm with desired toppings.