Smoky Sweet Potato Chili
A delicious, hearty meal with NO meat. This vegan Smoky Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect comfort food!
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I told you earlier this week that I have a VEGAN dinner recipe. I know! Who am I?
As part of our “healthy eating 2015” New Year goal, our family is cutting back on meat consumption and eating more vegetarian meals.
I found this Smoky Sweet Potato Chili recipe over on the Forks over Knives website.
With a few alterations (to make this easier to make), this dinner is the perfect weeknight meal. I also made mine in the slow cooker, which we use regularly for our busy weeknight meals!
Let me give you a little insight into my eaters:
- Me. I eat anything and everything. Seriously, I may be one of the least picky eaters you’ll ever meet. I can count on one hand the foods I dislike.
- Husband. PICKY. Hates condiments and anything CREAMY (mayo, sour cream, cream cheese). Dislikes beans. Prefers meat, potato, veggie for meals.
- 17 yr old daughter. Loves most food. Dislikes spicy food.
- 13 yr old daughter. HATES meat. Dislikes condiments. Dislikes beans.
- 11 yr old daughter. JUST LIKE ME 🙂
Given that profile, I was a little unsure how today’s recipe would go over with the family. Everyone has promised to keep an open mind and “try new things.”
That said, everyone ate this. Husband and I loved it (he preferred there be a little more “juice”). Oldest daughter enjoyed it. Middle daughter said it was good (ate her whole bowl). And youngest ate hers gone too.
INCLUDING THE BEANS. I should also mention, my kids don’t like sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. So this meal already had a few strikes against it…but when everything was combined, it was delicious. This is a 5 star recipe in our book, and will be made again and again. Butternut Squash would be a great substitute for the Sweet Potato. And adding in black beans could be amazing too!
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Smoky Sweet Potato Chili
Yield: serves 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours
- 1 can (30.5 oz) mild red chili beans (with sauce)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- In a large crockpot (slow cooker) add all the ingredients. Stir and cover. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours, until sweet potatoes are tender. ENJOY!
I’m slightly obsessed with Sweet Potatoes right now. In fact, just made a batch of this for lunch:
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries: baked AND delicious. Don’t forget the sweet cinnamon dip.
And…for those of you who love CHILI…I’ve got a couple of favorites:
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili: easy enough for a weeknight, comforting enough for a Sunday dinner!
White Chicken Chili: this is my healthy version of chili, and I think you’re going to LOVE it!
If you love today’s Chili recipe…here are a few more from my friends:
- Healthy Turkey Chili from Wine and Glue
- Slow Cooker Quinoa Tortilla Soup from A Dash of Sanity
- Easy White Chicken Chili from Averie Cooks
- Three Bean Chili from Whole and Heavenly Oven
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