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Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped). Turns out to be around 3 ½ – 4 cups**
  • 3 cups broth (use less for more chili texture)
  • 1 lb ground lean pork, beef, chicken, or turkey (see notes for using precooked meat)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 oz diced canned tomatoes (drained). You can use garlic or onion flavor canned if you like.
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 -3 cup chopped cauliflower (add as much or little as you’d like).
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 chipotles in adobo, chopped, found on Spanish or Mexican foods aisle or, ½ cup to 2/3 cup hot chipotle salsa may be substituted.
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • sea salt to taste
  • ½ shallot (diced) or ¼ cup red onion (optional)
  • herbs to garnish
  • optional cheese topping

Preparation

  1. First chop and peel your potatoes. Place in a microwave safe bowl and steam with 1 tbsp water in them for 90 seconds.
  2. Next add your ground meat to the crock pot with broth and oil. (Other option is to brown meat beforehand so you do get as much grease in crock pot.)
  3. Add your tomatoes, sweet potato, onion, cauliflower and mix all together.
  4. Finally, add your seasonings and chipotle peppers with sauce.
  5. Stir and cook on high for 3 to 4 hrs.
  6. Add your shallots the last hour if you adding them.
  7. Add more paprika and or black pepper and sea salt when finished cooking if desired.
  8. Garnish with fresh herbs such as cilantro or basil works well, too.

**Did you know sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which is very effective at raising blood levels of vitamin A. They are also very high in fiber, and taste excellent when chopped up and baked in the oven as a fry substitute!