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Sweet Potato Stout Turkey Chili

January 10, 2014

How does that sound?  Pretty good, right?

Hello, friends.  Really glad it’s Friday over here.  For the last few days, I’ve been in that terrible place of almost sick, but not quite—which, really, is the worst place to be, because you have to take it easy so that you don’t get sick, but at the same time, you feel like a lazy asshole for just kicking it in bed all afternoon.

Anyway, this morning I woke up feeling a little better.  I have a nagging cough that just won’t go away—it’s the worst.  Mornings, I usually feel okay, and then by late afternoon, I’m feeling sick again.  Eh, you know how it goes.

Yesterday morning, when I was still in “Sick? I’m not sick!” mode, I made this chili for our dinner.  And I’m glad I did, because I then proceeded to stay in bed and watch Youtube videos about applying eye makeup ALL afternoon.  Fun times.

This chili might sound a little strange, but it was really, really good—the stout flavor definitely comes through, and the sweet potatoes add something a little different (and sweet!).  It’s perfect for the cold weather we’ve been having!

Sweet Potato Stout Turkey Chili

1 onion, chopped

1 large sweet potato, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

1 1.25 pound package ground lean turkey

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 bottle stout (dark) beer

1 chili seasoning packet (I had one in our pantry that needed to be used, but if you don’t, a combination of chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin would work well)

Directions:

Heat a bit of olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan.  Add onion and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.  Add sweet potato and cook for another five minutes.  Add turkey and cook for ten minutes until it has started to brown.  Add seasoning, tomatoes, and beer.  Bring to a boil and boil for about five minutes rapidly, then reduce heat and simmer for up to one hour.

Optional garnishes: Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, chopped onion, chips, or avocado.  Yum!

Our stout beer of choice:

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I know I’ve said this before, but it is SO nice to have dinner ready to go in the evenings.  Remind me that I need to do that more now that the semester has started, okay?

Gotta teach today, and then—weekend!  Have a good one!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2014 7:51 pm

    Ugh- that half sick thing is the worst! But with chili that looks this good, you have to be feeling better! Delish.

  2. January 11, 2014 1:32 am

    Oh that’s almost worse than full on sick b/c you don’t know which way it’s going to go. And the cough? Yuck. But chili? YES for the win. I haven’t added beer to my chili in eons. Note to self… ;-) Hope you feel better not worse!!!

  3. January 14, 2014 7:22 pm

    Ugh. This time of year…I know exactly how you feel. But this chili does seem like the best way to fight off any sickness. Love the sweet potatoes in here!

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