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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

if you love traditional chili… I say give this a try. Not only does it have sweet potato, but also butternut squash, all the traditional flavors you love in chili and is loaded with toppings!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, diced
  • 1 cup butternut squash, diced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 14oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Optional garnishes:

  • Red onions
  • Green onions
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • avocado

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, heat olive oil in pan. Add onions and bell peppers to pan, stirring for about 3 mins.
  2. Add carrots, celery and garlic. Saute until vegetables are softened.
  3. Add ground turkey and ground beef, brown the meat breaking it up with a spatula.
  4. When no longer pink, stir in the salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder and cayenne pepper.
  5. Transfer meat/veggie mixture to slow cooker.
  6. Add sweet potato, butternut squash, tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and beef broth. Stir so everything is evenly combined.
  7. Set slow cooker to low and cook for 6-7 hours
  8. When done, ladle into a bowl and top with red onions, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno and avocado.