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Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili

Now that we are in the thick of Autumn I am beginning to crave heartier meals for dinner.  One of my favourite cold weather meals is Chili.  There is nothing better than a big steamy bowl of  spicy chili to warm you from the inside out.  The sweet potato chunks in this recipe add a nice touch of fall to create a new family favourite.


    1 lb ground beef
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 tbsp chili powder
    1 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne (or to taste)    
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (roughly 1″)
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    19 oz can kidney beans 
    2x 28 oz can diced tomatoes (Do not drain)


Brown Ground Beef in Large Stock Pot with onions.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Turn down low and cover.  Allow to Simmer, covered, for 2-3 hours (or more) stirring occasionally. 

If you have a (large) slow cooker you can throw all the ingredients in at once and cook on low for 10 hours.

 Serves: 6

kathy downey

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

The 1 tbsp ground cumin will be a new addition for my recipe,cant wait to try

kathy downey

Friday 6th of June 2014

sweet potatoes are not for me but hubby would love this ! thanks

Florence C

Wednesday 8th of January 2014

I love sweet potatoes. Great idea to put them in Chili. This recipe looks very yummy.

Susan T.

Thursday 19th of December 2013

I love the idea of putting sweet potato in the chili. I usually put my chili on top of a baked sweet potato!

Freda Mans

Sunday 17th of November 2013

Just so you know, I'm making this again! It has become a favorite in my house!


Sunday 17th of November 2013

Yay! I'm glad you guys like it Freda!