You asked for it, and I am providing! This is my ALL-TIME favourite recipe! It is not only yummy, but full of vegetables, lean meats and packed with flavour (and the macros are balanced)!
This recipe is adopted from a long-time friend and she did not disappoint! You can always take things out or add things in.
One of the biggest things I love about this recipe is the fire roasted tomatoes – they are delicious! I also tend to crisp up the yam a bit before adding it into the Chili, also known as, burning it a tad. No judgement.
1 cup yam/orange sweet potato, peeled and cubed (you don’t have to peel, I prefer)
2 Red Bell peppers, cubed
1 Green Pepper, cubed
1 Yellow Pepper, cubed
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1 Garlic Glove, minced (add more if you wish)
1 (14.5oz.) can of Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 (8oz.) can of Tomato Sauce (or paste, if you want it a bit thicker)
1lb. of Extra Lean Ground Beef
1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tbsp. Chili Powder
2 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
2 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste!
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Peel and cut up yams
Place yam on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and salt (I add some cayenne for extra kick)
Bake yam for 30-40 mins, or until soft
Dice and chop remainder of vegetables.
In large pan over medium heat, add onion and saute until translucent
Add peppers to the pan and cook until softened
Remove peppers and onion from pan and set aside (keep pan on heat)
Add beef to pan and spices to the beef
Once beef is cooked thoroughly, return veggies to the pan
Add cans of roasted tomatoes and sauce/paste, bring to a simmer
Add baked yam to the beef sauce and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as I do! Let me know how it goes 🙂
If you haven’t read my ‘Where it all began’ blog post, you should – gives you a good sense of how I came to be where I am today, and why I continue to move forward (no matter what obstacle is thrown my way).