Bex’s Sweet Potato Chili Submission For The GMG Easy to Prepare Loaded With Flavor and Healthy Recipe Contest

The GMG Easy to Prepare Loaded With Flavor and Healthy Recipe Contest:

I’ll rate your recipe based on three criteria: Taste, Easy To Prepare (if you can make it in an office without a stove you get bonus points, without a microwave even higher), Nutritional Value. Minus 5 points for lack of photo.

I should also add that for nutritional value I’m going for something that will reduce fat, give energy but provide enough as to not lose muscle.  A fruit salad I understand is nice and all but it isn’t gonna get me through a work day.

For The First Four Weeks I will award one prize per week from our GMG Swag Bag to the highest rated pic/recipe.

Contest winner will have to pick up their award and if not claimed within two weeks it gets awarded to the next person.

Bex Sweet Potato Chili:

My original recipe calls for no meat but I’ve amended it for you. Photo attached is vegan and gluten free.

If you like heat, Tapatio Hot Sauce is the best hot sauce around but I haven’t been able to find any in MA.  It is not vinegary like Pete’s, Red Hot or Tabasco. Makes a huge difference. I use it in anything when I want a kick of heat.

Bex’s Sweet Potato Chili


1 pound lean ground turkey

2 T olive oil

1 large onion diced

1 garlic clove fine chop

1 large carrot small chop

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes

29oz + 16oz can diced tomatoes

16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 package chili power

1t hot pepper flakes (optional)

2T Tapatio Hot Sauce (+/- depending on your preferred heat index)

Sauté the ground turkey in the oil until cooked. Remove turkey and add the garlic, chili powder and onion. Cook until soft. Add turkey back and everything else and cook until the sweet potato is soft on the fork. Serve with brown rice.

1-10 in each category with the cumulative score being the final and minus 5 for a lack of photo.

Taste: Looks mighty tasty, and I do like the heat.  10

Easy To Prepare: It’s easy enough for a chump like me to make but a step or two more than Sarah’s recipe from yesterday and definitely not able to make it at work without an oven.  5

Nutrition Value:Looks solid, I’m a huge fan of ground turkey over ground hamburger. Sautéing the turkey in the oil gets a slight ding I guess but still a very solid score. 9

Total for those of you keeping score at home Bex  scores a 24

One thought on “Bex’s Sweet Potato Chili Submission For The GMG Easy to Prepare Loaded With Flavor and Healthy Recipe Contest

  1. interestingly enough, Tapatio Picante Hotsauce is avaiable at the Dollar Store at Gloucester Crossing, and this is for a larger size bottle…I like it too!


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