A Mighty Recipe: Sweet & Smoky Turkey Chili

By: Olivia Brant, RD, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics & Registered Dietitian

This sweet & smoky turkey chili requires minimal prep and leaves you with hours of nothing to do but curl up on the couch (and stir, on occasion).

  1. Ground Turkey

    1/2 lb MightyMeals Bulk Ground Turkey

  2. Splash of Olive Oil
  3. 3/4 cup Dried Black-Eyed Peas
  4. 1/2 lbs MightyMeals Bulk Sweet Potatoes (Using Mighty Meals pre-cooked sweet potatoes saved me 40 minutes of roasting time and NO cleanup for any sheet pans!)
  5. 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  6. 3-4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  7. 2 Bay Leaves
  8. 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  9. 1 Red Pepper, diced
  10. 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  11. 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  12. 1 tsp Salt
  13. 1 tbsp Ground Chipotle Chile (P.S. I like my food SPICY. If you don’t, scale back.)
  14. 1/2 tbsp Sweet Paprika
  15. 1/2 tbsp Apple Butter
  16. Cheese (optional)


  1. Brown turkey in a Dutch oven on the stove, with a little bit of olive oil.
  2. Remove turkey, add onions, peppers and sauté until soft. Add garlic and sauté for a minute or so.
  3. Add turkey back to Dutch oven. Add dry seasonings & mix.
  4. Add ALLLLL the other goodies, except the sweet potatoes.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour covered. Remove lid, stir, and simmer for 3-4 hours more, until beans are tender.
  6. Add roasted sweet potatoes for the last 15 minutes.
  7. Serve in bowls and add cheese to top it off, if you like.

Serves 4.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Calories: 200 cal
Protein: 20 g
Carbohydrate: 28 g
Fiber: 9 g