Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

What do you do when it’s cold and snowing outside?  You make Turkey Sweet Potato Chili!  A delicious chili loaded with spices, ground turkey, chunks of sweet potato and so much more.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 cans red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of beer, IPA or amber beer (or substitute chicken stock)
  • 1/4 cup honey (optional)
  • For serving: shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions, cilantro, tortilla chips


  1. Heat olive oil in skillet. Add turkey, onion, green pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, onion powder, and thyme.
  2. Transfer ground turkey to slow cooker or large pot.
  3. Add sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, beer, and honey to slow cooker or large pot.
  4. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender – about 3-4 hours in slow cooker on high, 5-6 hours in slow cooker on low, and 30 minutes over medium heat on stove top.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite chili toppings.