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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

This Sweet Potato Chili gets all its flavor from a low and slow cook, chipotle peppers, and ground beef. Black beans and sweet potatoes are the perfect protein packed pairing which make this comfort food extra hearty and filling.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American, Beef
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 308kcal



  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and ground beef. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up, until the beef is no longer pink. Drain the excess fat from the pan and add the meat to your slow cooker.
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 pound ground beef, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Stir in the garlic, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle peppers, black beans and sweet potatoes. Stir well. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set to low.
    2 cloves garlic, 8 ounces tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, 1 can black beans, 4 cups sweet potato, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Cook for at least 6 hours. The chili will be thick and hearty.
  • Serve topped with diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream and/or roasted corn, if desired.


Tips and Techniques

  • For a less spicy chili, remove the seeds from the chipotle peppers.
  • If using a multi-cooker, like an Instant Pot, you can brown the beef in the pot using the sauté function. This recipe has not yet been testing using the Instant Pot as a pressure cooker, but will most likely need an added cup of beef stock to do so.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 13873IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg