Harvest Sweet Potato Chili

Margaret G


While searching for a less conventional way to use up a bag of sweet potatoes I got through my CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) program, I found this recipe for Chili that includes sweet potatoes and a bit of cinnamon. This chili has a perfect Autumn feeling to it. It turned many heads and took 3rd place at a friend's chili cook-off and exchange! After making it once, I knew I had found something special, so I entered it in the contest. I STRONGLY recommend serving this with Greek yogurt! Recipe is adapted from an original recipe by user salt&light at allrecipes.com. All credit to her! :)

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makes about 2.25 quarts


30 Min


5 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
3/4 c
sweet onion, diced
1/2 c
celery, chopped
2 can(s)
diced tomatoes
1 can(s)
tomato sauce (small can)
1/2 c
water or broth
2 Tbsp
chili powder
2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1 lb
ground beef or turkey
1 can(s)
black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can(s)
corn (canned or frozen corn is fine- add as much or as little as you want)

Directions Step-By-Step

Place everything EXCEPT meat, beans, and corn, into a slow cooker. Stir well, and cook on high for 3-4 hours.
After 3-4 hours, brown ground meat in a large skillet over med-hi heat. Drain grease. Add cooked meat, black beans, and corn to slow cooker; cook until flavors have blended, 1 to 2 more hours.
Serve with none, any, or all of the following: Sour cream or Greek yogurt, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped scallions, oyster crackers, corn bread.

**I highly recommend serving this with Greek Yogurt. It's yummy without it, but the addition adds another wonderful dimension to this dish. Use Fage Total 0% or similar plain Greek yogurt. It's fat-free, but it tastes just as sinfully yummy as sour cream, so go ahead and glop it in there!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chili
Other Tag: Healthy