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Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili with Cilantro-Lime Smashed Avocado
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5 from 3 votes

Slow Cooker Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili with Cilantro-Lime Avocado Smash

This Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili with added beef and black beans is hearty, sweet, and smoky! Top it with a simple Cilantro-Lime Avocado Smash for a bit of cool zest in every bite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Beef
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 407kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic * minced
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers * minced
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotle peppers)
  • 1 can black beans * drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups sweet potato cubes * from 2 large sweet potatoes

CIlantro-Lime Avocado Smash

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 lime * juiced
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro leaves * minced
  • 1 teaspoon agave * or honey


  • PREP: cut your sweet potatoes into bite-size cubes. Also, mince the garlic and chipotle peppers (removing the seeds will eliminate the spice factor, or add more for extra heat!). Drain and rinse the black beans.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the ground beef and garlic. Cook until the beef is no longer pink. Drain the excess fat from the pan and add the mixture to your slow cooker.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, chipotles, adobo sauce, black beans, and sweet potatoes. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to low.
  • Cook for at least 6 hours.
  • Make the Cilantro-Lime Avocado Smash right before serving to avoid browning of the avocado. Simply mash the avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and agave (or honey) together in a bowl with a fork until well blended.


  • nutritional information is given as an estimate and may vary


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 996mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 13625IU | Vitamin C: 10.2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 4.2mg