My perfectly delicious “make-ahead” chili will become your absolute FAVORITE once you try it. You can make it and keep it in the fridge as a part of your meal prep, and I normally use glass containers for that. Or you can freeze it in plastic bags as use as needed, because it keeps for up to 3 months in the freezer! How amazing is that?
Just let it cool down and pour into a zippered freezer bag for easy storage. Take it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge to thaw a day before you plan to eat it. Isn’t that super easy to do? I leave it up to you if you want to add corn to yours or not, because some people do not eat corn. But you cannot skip over those SWEET POTATOES!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the best part of my delicious chili, trust me!
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 pack all natural organic ground turkey 93/7
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium orange bell peppers
- 3 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
- 2 14-ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
- ½ cup chopped cilantro or chopped parsley (optional)
- ½ cup corn (optional)
In a large pot, heat the oil and then add the sweet potato and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion starts to soften. Add all spices and garlic, stirring to incorporate the spices.
In a separate skillet, heat the oil and then add ground turkey. Cook till ready!
Add cooked ground turkey to the pot of potatoes and give a good stir. Add vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat, and cook for about 10 minutes, until the sweet potato is cooked through.
Remove cover, turn up the heat and stir in beans, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Cook until the liquid starts to reduce – 10 to 15 more minutes. Remove the heat and stir in optional cilantro leaves.
And as always…ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. If you need an extra boost of protein, stir some bone broth powder into your chili to make it even higher in protein!