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Slow Cooker Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
with avocados, tortilla chips and sour cream

Active: 25 min Total: 7 hr 25 min

Our members love slow cooker meals and this chili is one of their faves! This simple chili can be made in the slow cooker or a Dutch oven (and we provide directions for both). Regardless of your chosen cooking method, you'll love the chili flavors with the sweet tenderness of sweet potatoes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Slow Cooker Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili:
  • Ground turkey, lean - 1 lb
  • Cornstarch (opt) - 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
  • Onions - 1, diced
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, diced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Crushed tomatoes - 1 cup
  • Cumin - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Stock, chicken - 1 1/2 cups
  • Avocados, large - 1, cubed
  • Sour cream - for serving on chili
  • Tortilla chips (opt) - for serving with chili

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Prep

  1. Ground turkey - Season with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Fold in cornstarch. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Onions / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. If slow cooking, heat up a skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat (if not slow cooking, heat up a Dutch oven). Add cooking oil and then garlic and onions with a dash of salt to heated oil. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.
  2. Fold in turkey and use a wooden spoon to break up into bits. Cook until brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. If slow cooking, transfer to slow cooker. Add in crushed tomatoes, cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, chicken stock, and sweet potatoes and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. (If not slow cooking, add all the same ingredients into the Dutch oven, cover, and bring to a boil. Then simmer uncovered for ~20 minutes.)
  4. Cube avocado.
  5. Once chili is done, season to taste with salt, pepper, any more of the spices, or dig into your condiments. Portion into bowls and let everyone top with avocado and sour cream. Scoop with tortilla chips if using.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (122)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (17)

48 reviews

I rounded up the spices as others had said it was bland and it was really tasty! We had it with cornbread.

By: Cassandra
Posted: Jun 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

A little too bland for my tastes. I'd suggest adding some spice, or double the suggested spices. I can tell the leftovers will be good with some hot sauce at least.

By: Christine
Posted: Nov 29, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I did not use the slow cooker and the chili came out great. I really like the sweet potatoes in the chili. Very filling. Will be making again.

By: Crystal
Posted: Oct 31, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We added way more chili than the recipe asked for because we found the recipe iteration a little bit bland but once we added more chili, it was great. Well received. Any tricks for muscling through those sweet potatoes? :P

By: Steffi
Posted: Sep 27, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

For a very simple meal, it was fine. Needs the avocado and sour cream (and we added cheese) to make it flavorful. Since it was very easy to make, I would do it again, but I thought overall it was only ok.

By: Christine
Posted: Feb 02, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Dont have a slow cooker, so I cooked this for 25 minutes in Instant Pot pressure cooker. Came out perfect.

By: Forrest
Posted: Jan 28, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful