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Sweet Potato Chili

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"This recipe is based on a slow-cooker chili from Real Simple. I was searching for a good vegetarian chili and sweet potatoes are a favorite of mine. Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse, full of Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. I love to bring this dish to a pot-luck or make this for a family who needs a meal delivered. It is also an easy dinner to put in the crock pot before you head out for the day. This is one of my most requested recipes and I think the combination of spices is what makes it truly unique." - Wendy Cannon, a cooking instructor at the Doctor Yum Project kitchen

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
1 large onion, chopped
onion
1
large
chopped
3 cloves garlic, pressed (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic from jar)
garlic
3
cloves
pressed
or 1 tablespoon minced garlic from jar
1 tablespoon olive oil
olive oil
1
tablespoon
1 bell pepper, chopped (any color)
bell pepper
1
chopped
any color
1 cup corn (2-3 ears off the cob)
corn
1
cup
2-3 ears off the cob
1 tablespoon chili powder
chili powder
1
tablespoon
1 tablespoon cumin powder
cumin powder
1
tablespoon
2 teaspoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2
teaspoons
1 teaspoon salt
salt
1
teaspoon
¼ teaspoon black pepper
black pepper
¼
teaspoon
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
cinnamon
¼
teaspoon
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
black beans
1
15 oz can
drained and rinsed
1 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
kidney beans
1
15 oz can
drained and rinsed
2 sweet potato, peeled and cut into roughly ½ inch cubes
sweet potato
2
peeled and cut into roughly ½ inch cubes
2 15 oz cans tomatoes (fire roasted)
tomatoes (fire roasted)
2
15 oz cans
1 cup water
water
1
cup

Method

Heat olive oil over medium heat for a few minutes to warm the pan. Add the chopped onion, garlic, peppers, and corn - saute until soft. Add sautéed veggies, spices, beans, and sweet potatoes to slow cooker. Pour diced tomatoes on top and add water. Give the ingredients a stir. Set slow cooker for 7 hours on low, or set for 4-5 hours on high. After this time, the sweet potatoes should be cooked and the chili is ready to eat! Serve with a spoonful of sour cream or Greek yogurt on top and sprinkle with your favorite toppings like fresh tomato, avocado, cilantro, grated cheese, and corn chips to dip!

Prep time
20
Cook time
4-7 hours
Yields/Serves:
12

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum! Not too spicy” —Elena, age 11
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum, like the mixture of veggies” —Aiden, age 9
😫😟😐😀😍 “Full body flavor, I don’t miss the meat!” —Liz, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “Hearty and good with beans and tomato” —Stephen, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “This would go well with everything!” —Doris, a grown up