Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili


    Step 1: Vegetables
  • 1 large sweet onion (2 cups)
  • 2 colorful bell peppers (2 cups)
  • 1 large sweet potato (3 cups)
  • 5-7 cloves of garlic, minced
    Step 2: Building Flavor
  • 1.5 lbs. 99 percent lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (optional)
  • 1 package chili seasoning
    Step 3: Texture & Finish
  • 1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans
  • 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
    Step 4: Optional Garnish
  • ¼ cup shredded kale
  • 2 tablespoon Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon low-fat cheese


  • Amount: 2 Cups (16 oz.)
  • Calories: 230
  • Fat (g): 4
  • Sat. Fat (g): 0
  • Carb (g): 30
  • Fiber (g): 9
  • Protein (g): 26



  • Dice the vegetables in step 1 into similar sizes of about 1⁄2 inch x 1⁄2 inch. Dice the garlic slightly smaller (1⁄4” x 1⁄4”). Mix and set aside. 
  • In a large stockpot, add the canola oil, ground turkey, and salt. Once it is cooked through, remove it and set aside. Leave any drippings in the pot, and add the diced peppers and onion. Stir and simmer for about 15 minutes until softened. Add the chili seasoning, potatoes, turkey, and sriracha. Use 1 cup of broth to steam the mixture.
  • Add all of the ingredients in step 3. Simmer on low for 30 minutes to soften the potatoes and allow the flavors of the chili to come together.
  • Garnish with shredded kale or spinach, a dollop of plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, or any combination of the three!

Cooking Tip

Not a meat eater? This soup would also be excellent with 1 lb. of any combination of beans or lentils in place of turkey. Tempeh, tofu, and mock meats also work! Freeze some chili in single serving containers. Defrost overnight for a quick meal. It will last for up to 6 months frozen.

Performance Fact

This soup is packed with ingredients that can aid in recovery from exercise. Red, orange, and yellow peppers are packed with antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress, beans are a complex carbohydrate that will help restore muscle glycogen, and the turkey is rich in branched chain amino acids that aid in muscle and tendon growth and recovery. Turkey is also rich in selenium, another powerful antioxidant.