Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili

Thick and hearty with great flavor and a touch of sweetness, this twist on regular chili will become a new favorite. It's high in protein to leave you feeling fuller longer and bean-free, which is a perk for those who don't handle beans very well.

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  • 1 1/2 lbs. Grass Fed, Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, finely diced
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
  • 3 cups water
  • cilantro for garnish

Makes 8


  1. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, cook the meat, breaking it up until browned and no longer pink.
  2. While meat is cooking, add cubed sweet potatoes, diced onion, chopped mushrooms and diced tomatoes to the bottom of your slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle your herbs and seasonings over the vegetables.
  4. Once meat is browned, remove from the heat and add it to your slow cooker.
  5. Pour water over everything and gently stir to combine.
  6. Cook on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  7. Serve hot and garnish with fresh cilantro.

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Nutrition facts

Serves 8

  • calories: 226
  • calories from fat: 44
  • cholesterol: 53mg
  • dietary fiber: 4.6g
  • potassium: 907mg
  • protein: 20.6g
  • saturated fat: 2.3g
  • sodium: 553mg
  • sugars: 2.9g
  • total carbohydrates: 26.1g
  • total fat: 4.9g
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