This gluten-free Healthy Turkey Chili is easy enough to prepare on a busy weeknight. It is flavorful and healthy, full of black beans, sweet potatoes, and ground turkey.
All I can hear at my house today is the hum of hours of old Full Houses playing in my family room. My youngest son is home with a “tummy ache”. Not sure if that’s for real or not but I guess everyone deserves a mental health day.
My kids are obsessing over the new Fuller House and have decided it’s time to go back and watch all the old ones. We don’t just sit around and watch T.V. all day, I swear.
Lucky for us, we have a fridge stocked with leftover Healthy Turkey Chili. It’s funny how just a few tweaks on a standard recipe can make such a big difference in the flavor department.
This is adapted from my recipe for Easy Skinny Quinoa Chili. I wanted to see what sweet potatoes would do for the flavor and they are awesome. I added a secret ingredient too – cinnamon. You can’t be afraid of spices when you are making chili because they add so many layers of tastiness…
Turkey can be a real diet saver and I try to fit it into our weekly meal plan whenever I can. I prefer 85% lean ground turkey. Any less fat and it will have no flavor.
Ground turkey can be used in place of ground beef in just about any recipe. We like it in spaghetti sauce, meatballs, tacos and turkey burgers.
Or try some of these creative ways to use ground turkey…
curried turkey and rice
turkey stuffed sweet potatoes
sheet pan turkey nachos
How comforting does that look?
Healthy Turkey Chili
1 1/4lbsground turkey85% lean
1 28ozcan of diced tomatoes with juice
2cupschicken stock or brothgluten free
2cupsdiced sweet potatoes
1can black beansrinsed
salt and pepper
shredded cheddar for serving
Put a swirl of olive oil in a dutch oven and brown turkey until cooked. Remove and set aside.
Brown onion and garlic in another tsp of olive oil until done.
Add turkey back to pot with onions and add spices. Stir and cook for one minute.
Add tomatoes and juices, chicken stock, beans and sweet potatoes.
Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are softened.