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October 19, 2020

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili (Whole30, Paleo)

This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili is so thick and hearty, and easy to make in the crock pot! Loaded with healthy ingredients like ground turkey, sweet potato, tomato, onion, bell pepper, diced green chiles, and tons of flavorful spices! Paleo, Whole30, dairy free and gluten free too!

whole30 no bean turkey chili

The Perfect Bowl of Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

I can’t get enough of this chili! It’s so thick, hearty, and loaded with nourishing, healthy ingredients. When fall rolls around I love using my slow cooker to make soups, stews, and of course different types of chili.

Chili tastes the best when made in a slow cooker because it allows the flavors to meld over time and it’s so simple to use. Just pop your ingredients in, and let it do the cooking for you.

paleo turkey chili in crockpot

This no bean turkey and sweet potato chili is one of my favorites. It’s paleo and Whole30 compliant so the chili uses no beans, but sweet potato serves the perfect replacement.

Now, this chili is super thick, so if you like a little more liquid in your chili then add 1/2-1 cup of broth.

How To Make Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili

In as little as 10 minutes you can have all the ingredients in the crock pot, and let it finish the cooking from there!

ingredients to no bean turkey and sweet potato chili
  1. Sauté the garlic and onions. Then in the same skillet, brown the ground turkey.
  2. Add all ingredients into the slow cooker, and stir.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours.

Must Have Whole30 Turkey Chili Toppings

  • sliced avocado
  • dairy-free sour cream, coconut cream, or coconut yogurt
  • diced jalapeños
  • sliced radishes
  • chopped green onions
  • grain-free tortilla chips (Siete brand is what I use!)
  • fresh parsley
  • chopped onions, tomatoes
bowl of paleo turkey chili

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slow cooker whole30 turkey chili

No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili is so thick and hearty, and easy to make in the crock pot! Loaded with healthy ingredients like ground turkey, sweet potato, tomato, onion, bell pepper, diced green chiles, and tons of flavorful spices! Paleo, Whole30, dairy free and gluten free too!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced into 1″ cubes, (or 2 medium)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander

Instructions

Slow Cooker:

  1. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the ground turkey and cook until turkey is browned making sure to crumble the turkey with a spatula as it cooks.
  2. Place the ground turkey into the slow cooker. Stir in the sweet potato, bell pepper, diced green chiles, chicken broth, jalapeño, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and seasonings.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, or high heat for 3-4 hours.
  4. Serve warm and garnish with your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot:

  1. Set instant pot to sauté setting. Add avocado oil to the interior pot, followed by the garlic, and onions. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Add ground turkey, and cook breaking up chunks and browning meat until no longer pink.
  2. Turn the instant pot sauté setting off, by pressing cancel. Add the sweet potato, bell pepper, diced green chilies, chicken broth, diced jalapeño, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and seasonings. Stir well.
  3. Put the instant pot lid on, and set the vent to “sealing”. Cook on high pressure (manual) for 15 minutes. The Instant Pot may take 10-15 minutes to warm up, and then the timer will start to count down from 15 minutes. Once the timer goes off, quick release to vent the pressure immediately. Serve warm.

Notes

  • This chili is very thick. If you would like a thinner chili, add 1/2-1 cup of broth.
  • Topping ideas: avocado, dairy free sour cream, diced jalapeños, parsley, or tortilla chips.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: paleo, whole30

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  1. I am subbing frozen butternut squash for the sweet potato and 15 min on HIGH seems like a very long time for cooking. Should I reduce the cooking time when using frozen butternut squash? I’ve already mixed up the all spices and I’m ready to go :). THX!

  2. This is amazing and very simple! My husband and I got filled up for dinner and there are 3-4 servings left to take for lunches. Thank you! ❤️

  3. Hello,
    In the directions you include tomato paste, but the list of ingredients does not call for tomato paste. Is this a mistake?
    Thank you