Fix Approved Slow Cooker Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

I made this recipe a few weeks ago with my sister because I had family coming over and it was a HUGE hit.  So I decided to make it again.  Its delicious, healthy and super easy!

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Adapted from this recipe! 

Ingredients:

1 package of ground turkey or beef

tsp of olive oil

2 large sweet potatoes or yams (3 are pictured but once I cut them up I realized I only needed 2)

1 onion

2 large carrots (same story as the sweet potatoes)

3 stalk of celery

4 cloves of garlic

2 bay leaves

1 28 0z can of crushed tomatoes (I used tuttorosso)

2 cups of low sodium chicken broth

tbsp of cinnamon

tbsp of chili powder

tsp of cumin

tsp of allspice

tsp of ground ginger

pinch of salt

Optional: avocado and cilantro for toppers

DIRECTIONS:

1. Add a tsp of olive oil to a sauté pan and brown your meat on low for about 10 minutes until its almost cooked through

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2. While you are browning your meat add the crushed tomatoes and 2 cups of chicken broth to the Slow Cooker

3. Continue to stir the meat

4. Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into little 1/2- 1 inch cubes then throw them in the slow cooker

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5. Peel the carrots and slice into little slivers and cut the remaining vegetables (onion, celery and garlic) then throw everything in the Slow Cooker

6. Once the meat is almost cooked through throw that in the slow cooker and mix everything around

7.  Add all the spices (salt, cumin, allspice,chili powder, cinnamon, ginger)

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8.  Cook on high for 4 hours then on low for 2 hours (stir every couple of hours)

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9. Take out the bay leaves and discard then top your chili with avocado and cilantro if you want

10. ENJOY!

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I love this recipe so much because it has a totally different spin than regular chili.  I love the sweet potatoes and the cinnamon gives it an extra zing!!!!

AND since Im doing the 21 day fix this is how I counted it:

1 red (turkey meat)

1 yellow (sweet potatoes)

1.5 green (tomatoes, carrots, onions, celery)

1 blue (avocado)

1 tsp (olive oil) But technically its probably like 1/4 of tsp 🙂

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