I like to make hearty meals to get me through these cold, windy days. And nothing beats the blues like crockpot chili!
If you are looking for a healthy delicious recipe to change up your usual chili, this one is sure to please everyone in the family. It offers lots of variety; you can have no beans, chunky or smooth, and make it with beef or turkey. So change it up to your preferences and enjoy my family’s favorite sweet potato chili recipe!
1 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef (or ground turkey)
1 onion (diced)
2 tbls minced garlic
1 tbls chili powder
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp oregano
2 Sweet Potatoes (about 2 lbs) (peeled and chopped to bite-size chunks)
28 oz diced tomatoes (I prefer Muir Glen Organic)
6 oz tomato paste
Opt: 1 can black beans (rinsed)
NOTE: If you like less chunky chili, then blend the dice tomatoes and tomato paste together before adding to the crockpot.
1) Add a liner to your crockpot. Mix the beef, onion, garlic and spices together and then add to the crockpot.
2) Peel and chop the sweet potatoes and then place on top of the beef mixture.
3) If you plan on using beans, rinse and add to the crockpot. Then top it off with the tomatoes mixed with tomato paste.
4) Place on high for 5 hours. Depending on your crockpot you may need up to 10 hours to cook this chili. At 5 hours, check to see how soft the sweet potatoes are and stir everything together in the crockpot. Then continue to check the sweet potatoes in the chili until they are soft, which is a good indicator that it’s ready.
NOTE: Need it quicker? Use a ceramic Dutch oven to cook this meal on the stove to cook the chili in less than 1 hour!
5) I like the chili just as it is but you can add cheese, avocado slices or sour cream/plain greek yogurt if you want to give it a little twist. Makes around 5 bowls.
For more great recipes, check out my Healthy Living & Recipe section on my blog Homey Improvements.
Alicia is a tea-sipping writer who focuses on healthy and sustainable living via her family blog Homey Improvements. She was born and raised in Alaska and dabbles in PR, Pilates, and is a princess for hire for kid’s parties.