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My comfort food - Do you have a comfort foodrecipe ? Something you cook up on a rainy day or at the end of a crappy and very long day. Lately , its been this sweet potato and turkey chilli. Something about the sweetness of the potato and the savory turkey is warm and comforting. Food with warmth is what I have been craving lately. 

I have been on the East Coast the last week and half, first in MA  now in ME - both places at the center of that snow storm that's been on the news. I miss Texas winter , my apartment, my kitchen (oh my Kitchen) and homecooked meals - there were some really great eats while I was in Boston last weekend, but nothing beats home cooked. I have been thinking about this recipe quite a bit - it's so simple, but it really is the simple things that sometimes have a big impact. 

First thing I am doing when I l get back to TX is pick up some sweet potatos and make a batch of this - until then, here is a recipe I think you can gonna love (and if you are in harsh winters like me - hope you are keeping warm)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 oz ground turkey (or beef)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)


In a large sauce pan, heat oil. Add ground turkey to heated oil (use wooden spoon to break turkey apart). Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until turkey is cooked. Add all seasoning, onion, green peppers, garlic and tomato to turkey and cook on medium heat till vegetable is soft.

Stir sweet potato into the mixture plus 1 cup of water, bring to a boil then turn heat down to medium and let it simmer until sweet potato is cooked (about 20 to 25 minutes)

Serve hot. Garnish with green onions (optional)