This beanless Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is absolutely delicious and a perfect healthy dinner with no beans, grains, gluten, or dairy!
You can make this easy chili recipe in either your slow cooker or on the stove; I’ll share both versions with you here today!
Beanless Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili is packed with ground turkey, vegetables, and spices and so filling and good, you won’t notice the missing beans. Plus it’s quick and easy to make; you can have dinner on the table within 45 minutes!
If you’re wondering if you can eat chili on the Paleo diet, the answer is YES!
Paleo avoids legumes (beans), grains, and processed ingredients and this Turkey Sweet Potato Chili recipe fits the bill perfectly. No grains, no legumes, no regular potatoes (which are also not Paleo-friendly, however, sweet potatoes are perfectly Paleo!)
Another thing I love about this Paleo Chili recipe is how easy it is to change the spices for a more or less spicy taste, depending on your preference. My husband and I love more spice, while our kids love mild, so sometimes I’ll make two pots (and enough to last for three nights!) To add some extra spice, you could also try my homemade taco sauce.
How do you make Beanless Turkey Sweet Potato Chili?
You can make this easy Paleo Chili recipe on the stove or in the slow cooker.
I usually prefer the stove method, since you have to brown the meat anyway, but it’s easy enough to convert to a slow cooker version.
Stovetop Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
(Scroll down for the full printable recipe.)
You’ll brown the ground turkey in a large pot.
Tip: while I typically avoid excessive gadgets in my kitchen, I love my Pampered Chef ground beef chopper – it makes chopping up ground meat much faster and easier!
Then you’ll add the spices, garlic, etc.
And the sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes.
Then you’ll add water. You can use more or less depending on how thick you prefer your chili.
You’ll need to simmer/cook your chili for 30-45 minutes until the sweet potatoes and other veggies are tender.
Then your delicious Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is ready to serve!
Crockpot Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
For the slow cooker version of chili, you’ll brown the ground beef first then add everything to your slow cooker.
You’ll need to cook it for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.
For toppings, you can add whatever you prefer. If you’re not avoiding dairy, you can use some full-fat sour cream (preferably from grass-fed cows).
Avocado is one of our favorite additions to chili, because it adds nice healthy fat.
One batch of our Beanless Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is enough for my family of six for two nights. And my kids all enjoy it too!
If you love chili recipes, you’ll have to try my easy pumpkin chili recipe! It’s another quick and easy meal your family will love!Print
Beanless Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili is packed with ground turkey, vegetables, and spices and satisfyingly delicious. Perfect for the Paleo diet or simply a healthy dinner.
- 1–2 lb ground turkey*
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- 1–2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp chipotle powder
- 3 carrots, diced
- 3 celery ribs, diced
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1” pieces
- 1 8oz can tomato paste
- 2 16 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 3 cups water
Brown the ground turkey in a large pot over medium heat; drain. While the meat is cooking, you can cut up the veggies.
Add the garlic, onion, and spices and stir, while cooking over medium heat. Add the sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. Stir, then add the water.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 30-45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Adjust the spices to taste and add a little more water if you prefer it thinner.
Slow Cooker version:
Brown the ground turkey over medium heat and drain (if needed.) While the ground turkey is browning, cut up your vegetables – sweet potatoes, carrots, celery – and add them to the bottom of your slow cooker along with the diced tomatoes and water.
Once your ground turkey is browned, stir in garlic, onion, spices, and tomato paste. Add to the slow cooker and stir.
Cook for 4 hours on high heat or 6-8 hours over low heat.
Keywords: chili, Paleo dinner, no beans, turkey, sweet potato, easy dinner
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