Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili

An easy, hearty and healthy chili recipe made with turkey, quinoa and sweet potatoes. Loaded with your favorite spices and toppings for an explosion of flavors! Naturally gluten free. 

Chilis have got to be one of my favorite dinners ever. As I was preparing this post, I just felt an urge to make this recipe for dinner again tonight. I just love having a whole meal in a single bowl – we’ve got veggies, proteins (animal + plant based) and “grains” (even though quinoa is actually a seed ????) aka all the nutrients you need to nourish your beautiful body.

And can we talk about those flavors?! OMG so good! We’ve got your usual chili spices – cumin, paprika, chili…you name it! – and all these ingredients simmering together just create an incredibly tasty stew. Make it this week and I’m sure you’ll love it too! Enjoy! 🙂

A hearty and healthy chili, made with quinoa, turkey and sweet potatoes. Naturally gluten free. Find this easy recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com #cleaneating #glutenfree #healthydinner

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Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili

An easy, hearty and healthy chili recipe made with turkey, quinoa and sweet potatoes. Loaded with your favorite spices and toppings for an explosion of flavors! Naturally gluten free. 

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 408 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1 lb. (500 g) ground white turkey
  • 28 oz. (800 g) canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 diced chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce + 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: Lime wedges, diced red onion, etc.

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add jalapeño, onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until onions begin translucent and mixture softens.
  2. Add sweet potato, continuing to cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, add ground turkey, using your spatula to break up the meat. Stir often until all turkey is cooked through - about 5-6 minutes. Then, stir in tomatoes, water, chipotle peppers + adobo, tamari, lime juice and quinoa. Add spices and salt.
  3. Return mixture to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until quinoa is cooked through and sweet potatoes are cooked through. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with sliced scallions and freshly ground pepper, to taste. To serve: divide evenly among 4 bowl and add optional toppings (my favorites are fresh cilantro, scallions, avocado, lime wedges and sometimes a few corn chips!)

Nutrition Facts
Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1795mg 75%
Potassium 1219mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 163.9%
Vitamin C 41.7%
Calcium 14.7%
Iron 31.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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