Here’s a new take on an old favorite. Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, it’s easy to make. Serve with an array of garnishes, allowing diners to customize their bowls.
California Sweet Potato Chili
2 T oil
1 lb ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork
Salt and pepper
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T chili powder
1 T smoked paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes
2 c low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 15-oz cans kidney or pinto beans (with their juices)
1½ lb orange- or yellow-fleshed sweet potatoes, or a combination, diced
In large saucepan or small stockpot over medium-high, warm 1 T oil. Add meat and cook until brown. Add salt and pepper, transfer to bowl, set aside. Return to medium-high. Add 1 T oil. Add onion and bell pepper, cook until crisp-tender, 2 minutes. Add garlic, spices, and 1 tsp salt and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
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