Cajun Chili

Cajun Chili

This is a quick and easy recipe, adapted from Eatingwell.com, and is made almost entirely from ingredients that you probably already have on hand!

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
2 turkey sausage links, sliced thinly
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons medium-hot chili powder
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp Better than Bullion
2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper
4 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper
paprika, to taste
sour cream, to taste

Directions:
Heat oil over medium-high in a large saucepan. Add onion and sweet potato and cook until onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add slices of turkey sausage and cook until a bit charred on both sides. Stir in garlic, chili powder, Cajun seasoning, cumin, crushed red pepper, and salt, and mix into veggies and sausage for about 30 seconds. Add water and Better than Bullion and stir until dissolved. Add carrots and green pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce to medium heat until sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes.

Add beans, tomatoes, and lime juice. Return to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes more.

Remove from heat and serve over brown rice. Top with a dollop of sour cream, if desired. Sprinkle salt/pepper, parlsey, and paprika over top.

 

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