Turkey, Black Bean, Sweet Potato Low Fat Chili (THM E)

Turkey, Black Bean, Sweet Potato Chili

This is one of my favorite E meals! It hits all of my criteria– low fat, healthy carbs, great taste, and can be assembled in under 15 minutes! This low fat chili will rock your winter!

We usually have this chili once or twice a month since I crave it! There’s something about this sweet, smoky combo of fire-roasted tomatoes, coriander, and sweet potatoes that really does something for me!

I received a lovely spice rack as a newlywed, and my poor little bottle of coriander seeds remained a complete mystery until this recipe came into my life. I use an old pepper grinder to freshly grind the coriander for this dish.

turkey, black bean, sweet potato chiliI’m also all about shortcuts in the kitchen, so I buy my fire-roasted tomatoes by the can. They’re less than $1 at Aldi, and they add such a great flavor! If you have the time or want to avoid preservatives (or have an abundance from your garden, in which case my very-not-green-thumb and I would love your advice!!), here’s a great recipe to make your own.

I also usually make my sweet potatoes a day or two in advance. I typically put roasted chicken or tilapia, zucchini, and sweet potatoes all cooked in the oven on the meal plan for that same week, and I throw in 2 extra sweet potatoes for this meal. I’m a huge fan of easy meal prep, and it means two easy THM E suppers in one week!

While this can be made in less than 15 minutes, it tastes even better if you have the time to let it simmer for another 10-20 minutes. It also does that magical thing that happens to chili and spaghetti sauce where it tastes even better as leftovers the next day!

Turkey, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 Servings
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cooked
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tbl minced onion
  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes or 1.5 cups of homemade fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/8- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp mineral salt
  1. Spray pot with nonstick cooking spray. Brown ground turkey over medium-high heat, add onions towards the end. 

  2. Add tomatoes, black beans, and spices. 

  3. Mash cooked sweet potatoes and add to the pot.

Recipe Notes

If you have the time, simmer on low for 10-20 minutes before serving. You can garnish it with some Greek yogurt or a small amount of reduced-fat cheese to keep it a low fat chili for an E setting for THM.

Turkey, Black Bean, Sweet Potato Chili, THM E

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    • Yup, so far that’s worked well for me when I make it on the stovetop. If you prefer a broth-ier chili, please feel free to add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water. Let me know how it turns out if oyu add more water! My mom says that it seemed more like a “hash” to her than a chili, but we like our chili meaty and stout not brothy. 🙂 Hope that you like it!

    • Hi, Katie! I haven’t tried it in the Instant Pot yet, but it should work! I would saute the turkey first, then cut the potatoes into cubes if they’re not already cooked, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Fast or natural pressure release should be fine. Then stir and mash sweet potatoes if needed. Please let me know if you try it this way (and I’ll have to add it my menu to try in the Instant Pot soon)!

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