Half Time Chili

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Chicken and Turkey | 3 comments

I try to be a good sport-- but the Super Bowl leaves me uninspired.  Standings, scores, clutch performances and MVP’s make my eyes glaze over.  Defense?  Food!

Turkey and Black Bean Chili with Sweet Potatoes.






Buy the ingredients on Saturday.  Assemble on Sunday.








After browning the onion and garlic in canola oil, stir in the spices.








Rather than breaking up the turkey, leave it in clumps to caramelize on both sides.








While the meat is cooking load the Crock-Pot with beans, tomatoes, sauce, sweet potatoes, and water.








After the meat has been turned, de-glaze the skillet  with Balsamic vinegar.








Turn on the heat and settle in--

Think of the possibilities.


Add a poached egg?


Clutch... This chili wins in the end!


Turkey and Black Bean Chili with Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 package lean ground turkey meat (about 1 ¼ pounds)
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (14 1/2) ounce can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 (15 1/2) ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), cubed
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over moderate heat. Sauté onions and garlic with salt and pepper until lightly browned; add garlic and cook another minute. Stir in chili powder and cumin; stir and cook for 30 seconds or so. Add ground turkey in clumps and cook until the meat begins to caramelize. Deglaze the pan with the vinegar.
  2. In a Crock-Pot, combine the turkey mixture with the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Cook on high setting for 2 hours and low for another 3 for best flavor.
  3. Adjust seasonings. Serve with guacamole.
  4. Serves 8
  5. © Copyright 2013 Peggy Barrett Lunde
  6. All Rights Reserved
  7. http://cococooks.net/



  1. 2-3-2013

    Thanks for this recipe…not home for super bowl, but will make it this week.

  2. 2-3-2013

    This sounds great!

  3. 2-4-2013

    wish I had a skillet 🙁


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