Sweet Potato Chili
This sweet and savory variation on classic chili features turkey, sausage, sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans. Serve with cornbread and a green salad.
  • Makes: 6-8 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Sweet potatoes are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene.

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  • Recipe From: North Carolina Field & Family


  1. In a large stockpot, brown the sausage and turkey. Remove meat from pan with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
  2. Saute onion until softened in the drippings. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Return browned meat to pot, and add sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, sauce, water, chili powder, paprika, salt and cornmeal.
  3. Stir occasionally over medium-low heat for about 2 hours. Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley at serving time.


  1. Made this for a work pot luck and it was a glorious hit! I quadrupled the recipe and had to cook it in a soup stock pot; it cooked down to fit into a single crock pot. It is a delicious recipe!

  2. Do you have the nutritional breakdown of this recipe. It is so delicous. Have shared with with several friends. It freezes well too.

  3. This has become a favorite, I don’t add the beans, and I cook the chili for one hour, and then add the sweet potatoes, cook for half and hour. We like the chunks of cooked sweet potato, if they are cooked any more, they turn to total mush.


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