Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Say it with me: SWEET POTATO CHILI. I cannot express how much I love this recipe – it’s been a favorite meal of mine for years. I will make this and eat in all year round, chili is not just a fall/winter dish in my house. The best part of this recipe is that you toss stuff in a crock pot and walk away, you can even walk away in slow-mo like you’re a dude in a movie walking away from an explosion (like I’m the only one who wants to do that just once).

Packed with good for you stuffs (hello, sweet potatoes and black beans) this chili packs a smoky punch that’s sure to please everyone. I love to top mine with avocado and if I’m feeling a little devilish I will add Chili-Cheese Fritos for an added zip and a bit of crunch.

ps – did any of you watch And Then There Were None on Lifetime (it’s a BBC produced mini series that hopped The Pond and came to find a home on Lifetime TV)? Hopefully you all are nodding you heads. If you didn’t catch it I’m sure you can snag it on iTunes / Amazon / other streaming options … and really: YOU NEED TO WATCH IT. It’s Agatha Christie’s bestest mystery and worthy of your time (both the book and the miniseries) and if that’s not enough for you, let me say this: Aidan Turner IN A BLANKET, a low – dangerously low – slung blanket (as an aside he is a tremendous actor and it was a sheer delight getting to watch him play a baddy).

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Modified from Andie Mitchell


28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
14 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 1/2 TBSP chili powder
1 TBSP ground cumin
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 TBSP brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into 1” pieces
1/3 cup onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed


Add all ingredients to a slow cooker, give a good stir and cook on LOW for 6 – 8 hours.

Have you ever tried sweet potato chilli? How was it? What is your favorite slow cooker recipe? Share with us in the comments.

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