These traditional recipes are comfort food staples – but this time, they’ve got a healthy twist. Extra veggies and lean ground beef make them a better choice when the cool nights are calling for something warm and familiar. And healthy comfort food should never mean bland. That’s why these recipes are packed with spices and seasonings.
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Pictured above is the ultimate Beefy Sweet Potato Chili. It’s easy to prepare (hello one-pot meals), it’s amazingly seasoned, and it’s perfect for dinner on a chilly night- then easily packed for lunch the next day.
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 lb Laura’s Lean Beef Ground Beef
- 1/2 ounce large sweet potato (peeled and cut into a 1/2 inch dice)
- 1 onion (diced)
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans black beans in their juices
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes in their juices
- 2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 1 medium avocado (skin and pit removed, and flesh sliced)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 ounces queso fresco (crumbled)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
1. Place a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil followed by the Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until the ground beef is browned, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the chipotle powder, paprika, cumin and garlic, and cook for 3 minutes more.
3. Add the black beans with juices, tomatoes with juices, tomato sauce and water. Season with salt and pepper, again, to taste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the sweet potatoes become tender, about 20 minutes.
4. Ladle into bowls and top with an even amount of avocado slices, cilantro leaves and queso fresco.