Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Easy Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chili

The weather here in Missouri can never decide what it's going to do. I planned to have chili last night and it was 80 degrees! I decided to pretend it was a frigid day (it will come soon enough) and warm myself with some of this sweet potato chili.



Sweet Potato Chili
Adapted from Carol Hee Barnett @ VegNews
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder, or more to taste
1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
One 14.5-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 15.5-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1-1/2 cups water
Salt

Directions:
1) Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and garlic, cover, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chili powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add the sweet potatoes and stir to coat with the spices.
2) Transfer the mixture to a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, beans and water, season with salt, cover, and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.



The original recipe called for chipotle peppers added in just before serving, but I didn't have any on hand. I tried the chili first and it really needed some smoky flavor, so I added some dashes of smoked paprika. I also sprinkled on just a touch of cayenne for that great mix of sweet and heat. 


It hit the spot! I was going to make cornbread but instead just went with crackers so I didn't have to heat up the oven on this unseasonably hot day. We had plenty leftover to freeze, so I'll probably give it a rerun this winter with some jalapeno cornbread. Into the recipe folder it goes!

~Tammy

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77 comments:

  1. That looks SO yummy! I know what you mean about being ready for heartier food. It's in the 80's here too. (sigh)
    Love your header!

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    1. Glad you stopped by, Daisy! Thanks for the nice comment and follow :)

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  2. This looks so good. We still have some sweet potatoes in the ground so I think I'm going to try this later this week. We're supposed to get a cold front on Thursday (it's still in the high 80's low 90's here).

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    1. We're getting a cold front later this week as well. But today it's 80 again! So crazy. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Oh I am drooling I have all those ingredients right now except for those HOT HOT peppers which is OK by me. I think I will go make that right now it looks like rain. Perfect. B

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  4. Oh yum! I am pinning this!
    Sherry

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  5. YuMmY for my tUmMy! =)

    it's suppose to storm & temp drop Friday =0 *gasp*

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    1. Oh I know! It'll definitely be chili weather this weekend!

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  6. Another great recipe idea. We woke to 30 degrees outside this morning. It is definitely time for chili, stew, and cold weather fare. Thanks for sharing! ♥

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    1. Yikes! It's a warm 80 here today but a cold front is coming this weekend!

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  7. That looks so good. I think my hubby would love it, he loves sweet potatoes.

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    1. Awesome. Thanks for visiting and following :)

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  8. Hi Tammy.. What an interesting idea for this Canadian... I shall pin it to my crock pot board and give it a try..
    Thanks...

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    1. Great! Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by, Faye :)

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  9. This looks so good and so healthy! We are supposed to have really cold weather this weekend. A good time to try this.
    Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers.
    Barb

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    1. Absolutely, Barb. Still thinking about you. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. I've made this before! It's delicious! I just added some liquid smoke and paprika to mine.

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    1. Cool! I think next time I'll add some liquid smoke to add more smoky flavor.

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  11. Looks delicious! It is cold and drizzly here, that would really hit the spot!
    ~Rob

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    1. I bet it would taste good on a cold rainy day! Thanks for stopping by, Rob :)

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  12. Yum! I made the not-meatballs last night and loved them, so I will definitely try this. Chipotle peppers are a staple for me, so I am excited to have another recipes for using them. And it's snowing here today, so could this be better timing? Sure glad I discovered your blog!

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    1. So happy to hear you liked the not-meatballs! This chili would be perfect for your snowy day. So glad you enjoy the blog! :)

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  13. Looks wonderful! :)
    I'm soooo ready for cooler weather, still in the 80s here too. (sigh)

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    1. I'm trying to enjoy it while I can because I know the cold will be here soon enough!

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  14. Looks great...here in South Dakota it was 30 all day...with snow flurries all day.

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    1. Yikes! I wish it was cooler, but not that cool. Definitely not ready for snow yet!

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  15. Wow -- this looks really yummy!! Definitely putting this one on the 'to try' list. Sounds perfect for a cool, fall day! :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, Denise :)

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  16. Tammy, this looks so yummy!

    I love sweet potatoes, but I would never have thought of using them in chili. Thanks for posting this idea, because when it comes to innovation in the kitchen I need all the help I can get sometimes:)

    It's definitely chilly chili weather here-we got our first snow yesterday!

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    1. Thanks, Valerie! Snow already? Yikes! I'm not ready for that yet haha!

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  17. This recipe sounds scrumptious. I am always looking for new ways with sweet potatoes. Perfect for an autumn dinner, Thanks, Pam

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    1. Sweet potatoes are really good for you and I was so glad to use them in this chili. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a great day, Pam :)

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  18. Yum! I can't believe I've never tired chili in the crock pot. And I'm always looking for more vegetarian recipes to add to our meal plans. I'd love if you came and shared at our healthy food link-party! http://www.youngnesters.net/2012/10/snacktime-saturday-week-7.html

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    1. Hi Margaux! Thanks for the invite. Going to link up now :)

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  19. really yumy! you are so creative in the kitchen!! COULD you please consider following each other? www.shineonbyandrea Twitter:@shineonbyandrea

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    1. Hi Andrea! Thanks for the nice comment. Just followed you on Bloglovin' :)

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  20. That does sound good. My daughter and I are vegetarians so this will go into my recipe book. Thanks so much.

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  21. Looks delightful! Have a feelin' this will be one both Andy and I'll love - thanks for sharing! PS - I pinned it!

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  22. Thanks for the recipe. I love sweet potatoes and I have a vegetarian daughter...a perfect recipe for us.

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    1. Awesome! Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  23. Yummy! This looks delish! We have veggie chili all the time - never considered adding sweet potato! I'm going to try it next week! Thanks
    Jess

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    1. I had never thought of it either until I saw this recipe. But the sweet potatoes really work in the chili!

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  24. Love your photos. I make a similar recipe -- squash & black bean chili that is made with cubed pumpkin squash (though if I can't find that I use a sweet potato instead). So delicious! Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

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    1. Yum! Your version sounds delicious. Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  25. Wow! This looks really yummy!! I'll have to give it a try!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoy. Have a great weekend :)

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  26. This sounds delicious! I love cooking in a crock pot. I just took mine out of storage as it's almost that time to start making soups and stews. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I like the composition of the photos, too! :)

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    1. I'm really starting to love my crock pot as well! Thanks for the nice comment, Loredana :)

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  27. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  28. brilliant. a wonderful this mix of flavors. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy weekend wishes xo

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  29. Oh this looks fabulous. I'm a vegetarian so this is right up my alley! I pinned it!

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  30. This looks so delicious! If only my family would eat sweet potato, I buy it and eat it but no one else will.
    This looks so tasty I might make it anyway.

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    1. Haha. Well then you can have the chili all to yourself! :)

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  31. Oh my your photos make this look SO delicious! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #54!

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  32. I like the creative way you have photographed the food - and the food itself looks exactly like my kind of food...except I would go low on the chilli (i have been accused of becoming a "chilli wimp" lately:) ).

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    1. Thanks so much! Haha, you can always decrease the heat if you'd like :) Glad you stopped by!

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  33. I'm always on the lookout for meatless dishes to save $.
    I'm going to pin this on Pinterest.

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  34. I am featuring this today at my Home Sweet Home party!
    Sherry

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  35. This is definitely a must-try! Love the photos! So crisp and creative. Thanks so much for sharing this on Meatless Monday, and sorry it took me a while to get back to you- I was hit with Hurricane Sandy!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Hope you all are ok. Sandy has caused so much destruction :(

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  36. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-7-country-craft.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  37. This sounds great! Think I'll use some winter squash in my next chili recipe to add some more great taste and veggies! Pinning!

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  38. I hadn't thought of using sweet potato in chili - thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Cheers

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  39. I love sweet potato chili, this looks delicious!

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  40. Just got myself a brand new crockpot - so loving finding relevant recipes. This looks good.

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