Perfect for a super bowl party or for dinner any night of the week, this is an easy recipe to toss together. Sweet potatoes are a tasty way to add important nutrients to your diet like Vitamin A, fiber and even protein. Substitute your favorite sausage, ground bison or meatless alternative if you prefer. Sweet, hearty and delicious, this chili is sure to please the entire family.
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 lb turkey sausage, casings removed
- 1 med yellow onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 3 sweet potatoes, chopped into small pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 14.5-oz can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
- 2 c chicken broth
- 1 c water
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 15-oz can cannellini, black or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- Additional salt and pepper to taste
Warm oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage; break up any large chunks and sauté until no pink remains. Using a slotted spoon, transfer meat to a bowl; cover. Add onion, bell pepper and sweet potato to pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Return meat to pot.
Stir in tomatoes, beans, broth, water, spices and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and stir in beans. Cover and simmer until chili thickens slightly, about 30 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Have fun topping the chili; try a spoon of plain yogurt, cilantro, diced avocado or tortilla chips—you can’t go wrong!
440 calories, 13 g. fat, 60 mg. cholesterol, 930 mg. sodium, 63 g. carbohydrate, 15 g. fiber, 21 g. protein
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