Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili created by justcallmetoni

Serve over rice and garnish with sour cream, chopped green onions or cilantro. From Century Home Magazine.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saute pan or small soup pot on medium high heat.
  • Add onion, turkey, garlic and sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add seasonings and saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and their juice and jalapeno and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • You might need to add water or tomato juice if too much liquid evaporates.
  • Stir in red pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add beans and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add zucchini and cook for 5 minutes more.
  • Stir in squeeze of lime juice to taste.
  • Can be made a day in advance, add a little liquid when reheating.
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  1. twswbs0405
    I made this because my eldest son and I love sweet potatoes. It turned out okay and my 9 year old loved it. He asked to pack leftovers for lunch the next day. The rest of the family thought it was just okay. I followed the recipe except I used ground beef instead of turkey. I will make this again and will adjust to add a second jalepeno and more of all the spices. I may also make sure I rinse the ground beef instead of just draining it.
  2. twswbs0405
    Ground beef instead of turkey.
  3. rwhiteman
    My husband said this dish was the best recipe I have made! I had to simmer it awhile as I didn't cut the sweet potato in small pieces. It was excellent and had a great flavor. We had cornbread with this chili. I didn't have a fresh zuccini but I had a can of tomatoes with cooked zuccini in it so I improvised.
  4. MoreWithLessMom
    This was very tasty. I put cornbread dumplings on top.
  5. KimRaber
    This is GREAT! I'm not generally a fan of sweet potatoes, but I do like them in soups so I decided to try this. I left out the meat, mainly because I didn't want to have 1/2 pound of turkey left over. I actually think the meat is unnecessary and loved it without! This is a wonderfully colorful dish and very visually appealling. Based on previous reviews about undercooked potatoes, I diced mine and had no problems. Served with dinner rolls to sop up liquid. I will make this again and share it with my Weight Watchers members!

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