Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

Family, recipes / Monday, November 20th, 2017

I am excited to introduce a new monthly contribution to AMH. Recipes by Jess is sure to please your palate and be a blessing to your whole family with these monthly wholesome, nutritious recipes!

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Wondering what to with that leftover turkey? Here’s a fun idea with a whole different flavor profile than traditional Thanksgiving fare! This is a super healthy recipe that requires no special ingredients and is very easy to pull together. We all love our healthy fats, but after feasting at Thanksgiving, some lighter meals can feel just right. This is a low-fat recipe and if you are following Trim Healthy Mama, it’s an E meal.


Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili (SERVES 8)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 medium sweet potatos, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
5 cups water
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
2 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 pound leftover chopped turkey breast
juice of 2 limes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
0% Greek yogurt (optional)
garnish amount part-skim mozzarella
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sweet potato and onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion is beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add water and bring to a gentle boil. Cover, reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking until the sweet potato is tender – about 10 to 12 minutes.

Add beans, tomatoes, turkey, and lime juice. Continue to simmer until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and top each serving with cilantro, yogurt, and cheese, if desired.


23798643_10155666659311346_26383117_oJessica is a Christian homeschooling mom of five and married to her knight in shining armor for over 20 years. She loves to share her recipes while managing the huge THM online community. She personally uses Pampered Chef in her kitchen and you can find her website HERE:


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