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.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!