TCG Recipe of the Month – Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Recipe Highlights

  • high in Vitamin A and C
  • high in protein
  • low-fat
  • gluten-free

Warm up this fall with this delicious chili that gets a twist with fall flavours.
If you have a slow cooker, then this is a simple, healthy meal that is simple to prepare. This chili is warm, hearty, and a little bit sweet with the addition of the sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are also an excellent source of Vitamin A and C.


This slow cooker chili is great for weeknight meals, as it is easy to prepare, and you can leave it cooking all day to be ready to go right before dinner—that means no rushing and cleaning before dinnertime! Great for busy weeknights when the kids have soccer, dance class, or after-school activities and are ready to dive into something filling when everyone sits down at the table.


You can use any type of ground meat you like—we used extra-lean ground beef to reduce the fat content, as it is not needed in this chili recipe. Feel free to use turkey, or even pork! And you can easily substitute chicken broth for beef broth if you choose to use another type of meat.  Don’t skip the browning step, even if it means an extra dish to clean. The browning helps to enhance the flavour of the chili by adding a nice caramelization to the meat.


Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Recipe of the Month, TCG Newsletter

serves 8

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3⁄4 lbs extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2 cups diced sweet potato
  • 1 can (about 2 cups) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (about two cups) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Chopped green onions for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 3 minutes, then add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds longer.
  3. Add extra-lean ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until it is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour browned ground turkey into slow cooker.
  5. Add celery, carrots, sweet potato, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, ½ cup beef broth, red pepper flakes, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne, and salt and pepper.
  6. Stir mixture, cover with lid and cook on low heat for 5 - 6 hours.
  7. Add red kidney beans and allow to heat through, about 10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with green onions and serve!
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adapted from Primavera Kitchen

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