Sweet Potato Chili

Fall weather was moving in on the Midwest, and I got a craving for Chili!  I decided to make some Sweet Potato Chili and throw in some Essential Oils to help flavor it up a bit!  Have you cooked with Essential Oils before?  I use Young Living Essential Oils, and they have quite a few amazing oils that are safe to ingest.  For this recipe I added Thyme and Black Pepper Essential Oils.

Here’s the breakdown…

  • 1 sweet yellow onion
  • 2 poblano peppers (you could use different peppers, these were just fresh from my garden)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey

I cooked these 3 things together in a skillet.

In the crock pot I put in…

  • 4 tomatoes from my garden
  • 1-28oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2-15oz. cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1-15oz. can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. red cayenne pepper
  • 3 drops Thyme Essential Oil
  • 3-4 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil

Then I added the cooked meat, onions, and peppers to the crock pot.  I simmered this in the crock pot on high for 1 hour, then on low for about 3 hours.  (until it was time to eat dinner)

It was REALLY good!  My chili is different almost every time I make it.  The above measurements are mere suggestions because I didn’t actually measure any spices, I just guess and throw it in!  I don’t think I’ve made a bad pot of chili yet!

What’s something unique that you put in your chili to make it special?  A trademark spice or ingredient?  Share with us!  🙂