turkey sweet potato chili ~ overhead photo of chili garnished with avocado
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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili ~ ground or leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, onion and bold spices ~ easy, delicious healthy chili!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy turkey chili recipe
Servings: 4
Author: A Gouda Life


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 jalapeño finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato diced
  • 4 ounce can green chilies
  • 14 ounce diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn frozen or canned
  • 1 package chili seasoning
  • 3 1/2 cups V8 juice
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped


  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a deep pot then add the turkey, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper. Season with salt and pepper and crumble the turkey with a wooden spoon as it cooks and browns.
  • Add the sweet potato and cook 2 minutes.
  • Next add the green chilies, tomatoes, beans, corn, chili seasoning and V8 juice. Stir to completely combine.
  • Cover, bring to a low boil and simmer 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Squeeze the lime juice into the chili and fold in the cilantro. Serve right away.
  • Note: this chili freezes well in freezer-safe airtight containers.