Sweet Potato Chilli
Sweet potatoes are absolutely one of my favorite things about Whole30. I can eat them any time, any day. They are packed with nutrition and I count on hearty food to sustain me through my busy day. And did I mention the sweet taste and flavor? They can compliment just about any food or meal.
I’ve been making homemade chili since my first Whole30 the Summer of 2015. I use minimal ingredients, and the seasonings I use, I keep on hand and use often in my kitchen. They are Chilli Powder, Mustard Powder, Oregano, Cumin and Paprika. It’s always bean-less and I typically use my own blanched, fresh tomatoes. Canned tomatoes are also recommended, read your labels for Whole30 compliance.
Meat options are open to you, the cook! I typically use a mix of beef and venison. You may also use ground chicken or ground turkey. You will need to add in some oil with these options as they are the most lean.
This is a great one-pot meal to play around with your taste buds and seasonings. If you like more spice, add red pepper or white pepper. Garlic Powder is also an option as well as onion powder. The recipe below is very consistent and kid-friendly too. All 3 of my children devour this one!
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2 pounds ground beef (or meat of choice)
1 whole onion diced
2 medium bell peppers diced
5 blanched tomatoes, sliced OR 2 cans whole tomatoes (may also use diced canned tomatoes)
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut bite size
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
In a large pot, brown meat over medium heat. Half way through, stir in onion and simmer.
When meat is cooked through, add bell pepper. Stir often and sauté all together 15 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water and all seasonings. Simmer all together 10-15 minutes.
Add in all tomatoes, stir well. Simmer 10-15 minutes
Add 2 cups water and all sweet potato
Stir well, simmer 20-30 minutes
Taste. Add more seasonings to preference
Place in your favorite bowl and enjoy!