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Crockpot Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes

This is the perfect cold weather recipe for those days where you don't have a ton of time to cook, but still want a delicious, healthy meal. All you need is enough time in the morning or afternoon to throw these ingredients in your crockpot. This recipe makes a considerable amount of food, so it is perfect if you're entertaining or if you want leftovers.



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili pepper

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 1 pound)

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 12-ounce low-sodium chicken stock

Optional toppings: cilantro, avocado, shredded cheese, and sour cream / plain Greek yogurt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high. Add the turkey, onion, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.

  2. Cook and stir, breaking up the turkey as you go, until the turkey is no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Stir in the chili powder, chipotle chili powder, and cumin, then transfer to the bottom a large slow cooker.

  3. To the slow cooker, add the chopped sweet potatoes, quinoa, chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, and black beans.

  4. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours, until the potatoes are tender. Stir in additional chicken stock if the chili is thicker than you would like. Serve warm with desired toppings.


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