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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

This slow cooker sweet potato chili is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. You'll love the extra nutrition provided from this sweet potatoes black bean chili recipe.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 99kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion , peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes , washed and chopped (see note)
  • 30 oz canned black beans
  • 30 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili seasoning (see note)
  • 1 cup veggie crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes , optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the chopped onions and minced garlic in a slow cooker and drizzle with olive oil. Stir to combine. Set temperature to high and cook for about 10 minutes. See note for stovetop instructions.
  • Turn heat to low and add the chopped sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, vegetable broth, and chili seasoning. Cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  • About 30 minutes before serving, add the veggie crumbles and nutritional yeast flakes. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm with vegan cornbread.

Notes

Chili seasoning — I prefer to use taco seasoning because it has a higher ratio of cumin. You can take the basic taco seasoning ingredients and add more chili powder to achieve a homemade chili seasoning that works for you. 

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 439mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2.6mg