Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sweet Potato Chili

it's  so goooood Noone will ever know it's also healthy­čść

Inspired by Stephanie at 365 crockpot blog
you can make the chili in the crockpot or on the stove.

Sweet potatoes come in many sizes
the first time I made this with 2 sweet potatoes it was over loaded, I had to add extra beans, extra tomatoes, it was
a mess, a yummy mess!
I measured how much sweet potato 
now it's a regular  for lunch or dinner

toss the sweet potato, onion, bell pepper in the slowcooker
yellow or red pepper would make a prettier plate
of course I  only had orange

add tomatoes and beans 
red or black beans both work great
Luther doesn't  like red beans- I don't know why he just doesn't
today we are using black beans

add seasonings & water, stir
cook on low 6-8 hours depending on the size you chopped the sweet  potatoes and how mushy you like it.
on the stove simmer for about 1hr.


Sweet Potato  Chili


1 lg sweet potato, peeled and in 1-inch chunks about 2 cups worth
1 yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney or black beans, drained and rinsed
1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 -1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional if you want heat
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1 tsp cumin


Use a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Put the peeled and chopped  sweet potato in the slowcooker. Add diced onion. Follow with the bell pepper, can of tomatoes, the beans, garlic, and seasonings. Pour in water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the onion is translucent and the sweet potato is fork tender.  Cook longer if you like it to mush a little giving a thicker sauce.

You can put all the ingredients in a large saucepan, simmer 45 minutes until potato is fork tender. 

I like heat I add 1 1/2 tbs. chili powder.

Serve with tortilla  chips, cheese, sour cream, & or avocado.
All depends on how healthy you feel like being­čśë