Hello. Hola. Any other way to say hello!……Peeps!
Graduation is over. Summer vacation has started. It also means, kids are home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids may think, “school’s out, sleep in, and crappy food! Score!”.
Nope. Not in this house. Still eating healthy on break. Now this recipe is kind of a take on my pumpkin chili recipe, but a little different. My goal for this was to not use white or brown sugar in the dish. To find better alternatives but still have a great dish. Bonus: there is enough for leftover Friday!
Sweet Potato Chili
4-5 Sweet Potatoes, boiled with skin
2 pounds ground turkey
4 chicken breasts, diced
1 can sweet corn drained
1 can black beans drained
1 half butternut squash, diced
3 cups beef broth
1 cup red peppers
2 cups green peppers
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup agave syrup
In a large pot, boil sweet potatoes until soft. Remove from heat, and let cool.
Dice chicken, peel and dice butternut squash. Set aside.
Side Note: You may want to bake your squash a little bit on 350 degrees, since it’s hard to cut.
Now, this is where you can go two ways with this recipe. Crock pot, my favorite, or stove top. I’m going to give you the stovetop option, since my crock pot was too small for the amounts I used. I double cook in the summer, so we can use our time for other things, like tv bingeing on cutthroat kitchen or bowling(new obsession).
Once you have cooled sweet potatoes, peel, with your hands. The skin should slide right off. Add potatoes, seasonings, honey, syrup, and broth to a blender/food processor. Blend until smooth. If too think add water or more broth.
Combine all ingredients into a large pot, cook down until meat is cooked thoroughly and squash is cooked. Occasionally stir so it doesn’t stick to the pot.
This is a light chili, that can be cooked in the summer or fall. I paired it with my honey zucchini cornbread(next post), and topped with sour cream and cheese. Kids tore it up! I loved it, because it was full of protein, veggies, and low sugar. They couldn’t tell the difference.
Try it out and let me know what you think!