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

Active: 25 minTotal: 7 hr 25 min
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We wanted to help ease you into early fall with one of our favorite slow cooker meals featuring creamy sweet potatoes. This chili can be easily customized and feel free to add more spice for the kick you want.



Slow Cooker Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili:
  • Ground turkey, lean - 1 lb
  • Cornstarch (opt) - 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, diced
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • 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 - 1, cubed
  • Sour cream - for serving on chili
  • Tortilla chips (opt) - for serving with chili

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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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  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 / Cilantro - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)


  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 cilantro, avocado and sour cream. Scoop with tortilla chips if using.

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This meal has 69 reviews

Tasty! I also added a can of black beans and diced tomatoes as well

By: Andrew
Posted: Jun 08, 2018
Diet: Original

Nothing special, may double spices next time but very easy to put together and will try again.

By: Deola Xyza
Posted: Jun 16, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian

Love the sweet/salty combination of the chili with tortilla chips. Wonderful for cooler weather and my boyfriend loves it. Great source of lean protein as well.

By: Jacob
Posted: Jan 17, 2017
Diet: Original

My son ate a double portion! I need to double the recipe!

By: Janet
Posted: Jan 11, 2017
Diet: Original

I added a can of garbanzos and some cinnamon and kale. Delicious!

By: Emily
Posted: Dec 22, 2016
Diet: Original

It was good, but a little soupy. The avocado and sour cream toppings were nice additions.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original