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Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

 

After my first sitting of my root canal Tuesday morning, I didn’t want to have anything to do with hard crunchy food, or even the cooking of the food. My favorite investment has always been my crock pot. I throw so much in there that it is usually about to over flow. Really, just ask Elliot. I love the way my crock pot makes the house smell, and I really love how it cooks everything so perfectly. This recipe was very easy, and the only cooking that was necessary was the cooking of the ground turkey meat. It has a great kick and is perfect for those cold nights in.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili

1 pound of cooked ground turkey
2 small sweet potatoes
2 14.5 oz cans of kidney beans
2 14.5oz cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies (I get mine at Trader Joes. If you don’t have these buy a can of chopped green chilies separately)
1 bag of frozen corn
2 tbsp of chili powder (palm full)
2 tbsp of cumin
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
2 cups of organic chicken stock

Cook your ground turkey in a skillet. Cook until browned, and drain the fat from the pan.

Put all of your ingredients in your crock pot. Add in the ground turkey meat. I cooked mine on a high heat for 4 hours.

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Stuffed Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries

A good ole twist on a classic in my parents household has always been turkey burgers with sweet potato fries. My dad would make them at least once a week, and without fail we would always have sweet potatoes lying around the house to accompany them. I always liked mine on a potato bread bun (so squishy and sweet!), topped with lettuce, red onion, and avocado. Last night while heading to the grocery store I thought I knew what I wanted for dinner. The second I saw that ground turkey though, I changed my mind.

Turkey burgers are so simple to make, so I thought, why not twist it a bit and shove some ingredients in the middle of it? I’ve been having an affair with fresh mozzarella, so that was where I started. Behold, my awesome (and Elliot approved!)  Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella stuffed Turkey Burgers!

A large thank you to my sister, Rachel, as well for my lovely new plates! No more ugly bright blue plated for me!

Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella stuffed Turkey Burgers

1 pound of ground turkey
4 slices of fresh mozzarella
1 large roasted red pepper, chopped
1 large egg
1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Mix the ground turkey, egg, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Form the mixture in to 8 small patties. Take one patty and put a slice of mozzarella along with about a tablespoon of roasted red peppers, and put them in the middle of the patty. Take another patty and put it on top of the patty with the mozzarella and roasted red peppers in it, and pinch the edges. Set aside and form the other 4 patties.

Once you’ve made your patties you can either grill them, broil them, or cook them on the stove top. I cooked mine on the stove top in a large pan. Grease the pan with cooking spray and put your patties on the pan. Cook on each side for 5-10 minutes on each side. If your turkey burger isn’t pink on the inside, then it is fully cooked!

I put mine on my Udis Gluten Free bread, and Elliot brought over some of his own. I also topped mine with ketchup and lettuce. So good!

Sweet Potato Fries

2 sweet potatoes
Oil
Salt and Pepper

Preheat your oven to 400º.

While it is preheating, cover a cookie sheet with tin foil. Spray down with cooking spray. Cut your sweet potatoes in to long, thin strips. Toss in a bowl with EVOO, salt, and pepper. Once they are all coated, put on your cookie sheet and put in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 mintues, flip your fries, and put them back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

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