Beef and Sweet Potato Chili

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Just about nothing beats a bowl of chili on a cold day. This Beef and Sweet Potato Chili is loaded with ground beef and tender chunks of sweet potato. I’m a huge fan of sweet potatoes in chili. Not only does it add lots of good nutrition,Β  but the sweetness tastes wonderful with all the spices a good pot of chili has.

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This one is spiced up with a hefty dose of chili powder, cumin, oregano, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes.

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The chili is started in a pan to brown the ground beef and soften the onion and garlic and then it is transferred to a crock pot to simmer away for hours and build lots of flavor.

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After hours of slow cooking, the flavors are wonderfully blended. It tastes even better the next day if you have any leftover. Sometimes I like to serve the leftovers over a baked potato. This is especially good if you have some leftovers, but not enough for a full meal.

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I wanted to keep this meal as healthy as possible so I only topped it with avocado, red onion, and cilantro. But if you want to load on the cheese and sour cream, all the better.

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Thick, hearty, and spicy chili with a little sweetness from chunks of sweet potato – it is sure to be devoured by all.

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Sweet Potato and Beef Chili #healthy
Beef and Sweet Potato Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins

Healthy Beef and Sweet Potato Chili is cooked in a crock pot to really marry the flavors. The sweetness of the sweet potato contrasts well with the spices.

Course: Chili
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 sweet or yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, about 4 cups, peeled and cut in a 1/2 inch dice
  • avocado, red onion, and cilantro for garnish
  1. Lightly spray a large nonstick pan with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and crumble it with a wooden spoon while it cooks. If it releases a lot of liquid/ grease use a spoon to discard it. After beef has cooked part way, add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until beef is no longer pink.
  2. Add all spices to the pan and stir to coat the meat. Transfer meat mixture to a crockpot insert that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.
  3. Add all tomatoes and the chopped sweet potato to the crock pot. Stir to mix everything.
  4. Place the lid on the crock pot and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
  5. Garnish with avocado, red onion, and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Beef and Sweet Potato Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 thoughts on “Beef and Sweet Potato Chili

  1. Yum!
    I added a few things to the recipe and it’s awesome! I fixed 1/2 the recipe and added chipotle powder, a little cinnamon and sugar and black beans. Added extra salt when done. I’ll make it again! Thanks!

  2. I take pleasure in, end in I uncovered what exactly I’m searching for. You have broken this 5 day time extended search! Goodness Many thanks man. Have got a great day.. paleo desserts Cya

  3. Can I add beans to this recipe or does the sweet potatoes take the place of the beans? It’s cooKing now and smells great. Just trying to decide to add beans or no.

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