(Yep! That’s a dollop of sour cream (lite)! I LOVE sour cream!)
This recipe comes from my Aunt Colleen Zematis as part of the Steenberge Cookbook.
I was flipping through the pages looking for something yummy and fall-y, and this looked perfect!
I love sweet potatoes, I think mostly because they were such a treat growing up. My mom, and my dad, don’t really care for sweet potatoes so I used to love going to my Nana’s where she would load them up with butter and sprinkle with a little bit of brown sugar! Yum!
This recipe calls for 1 can of sweet potatoes but I had fresh lying around so I just peeled 2, cut into cubes, and par-boiled for 15 minutes. Even with the “extra” work of using fresh potatoes, this recipe still took less than 30 minutes!
I love a less-than-30-minute dinner that is as good as this recipe! It was so yummy with a little bit of spiciness, a little bit of sweetness from the mango and the heartiness of beans and ground turkey! Also – this is healthy and full of the good stuff my, and your, body needs!
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1-1.5 lbs. ground turkey breast
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can sweet potatoes (or 2 fresh, peeled, cubed, and par-boiled)
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion
1 (14.5 oz) can reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup mango nectar
1 packet (1.25 oz) chili seasoning mix (I used spicy but would suggest mild for most kids!)
1/2 teaspoon allspice
Peel 2 small sweet potatoes and cube. Boil for 15 minutes, drain and set aside
In a large skillet, heat olive oil over med-high heat. Ad ground turkey and garlic to the hot oil; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.
Add 1 packet chili seasoning mix and 1/2 teaspoon allspice
2 cans black beans
Cooked sweet potatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup mango juice
1 can chicken broth
Stir to combine.
Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat.
Simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid thickens.
Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and/or cilantro (not pictured)
For Ren, I stirred in 2 tablespoons of whole-milk yogurt.
I know, I know, he looks pretty pissed in this picture. And he is. I wouldn’t let him have my phone while he ate. After 2 trips to the Apple store in the last few months, who can blame me? Me, he wasn’t so happy with. Dinner, however, was a hit!
What is YOUR favorite chili recipe???