This thick and hearty Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is absolutely delicious served with cheese or sour cream on top! Slow simmering all day makes the flavors blend beautifully together to create a meal the family will love to come home to.
If I could have one, and only one, appliance for my kitchen, I might have to choose a slow cooker. As a college gal cooking for one, my mini slow cooker is a lifesaver. It honestly feels like a magical cooking pot. I can do 10 or 20 minutes of prep work and then come back hours later and have a hearty, delicious dinner waiting for me.
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
I’ll make a big batch of soup or stew in the slow cooker and invite a friend over to enjoy dinner with me, or I’ll enjoy leftovers for a few days or freeze the rest. Freeze in mason jars or airtight plastic containers and then defrost in the refrigerator before reheating to enjoy again.
This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is one of my favorite recipes to make in the slow cooker since it takes so few ingredients. It’s absolutely delicious with just a hint of spiciness and sour cream and cheese on top.
Just peel and chop the sweet potato, open the cans of tomatoes and black beans, and add everything to the slow cooker along with water and spices.
After cooking for several hours, use a potato masher to lightly mash some of the stew which gives it a thick, hearty consistency.
- 1 large sweet potato or 2 small sweet potatoes
- 1 (28 oz). can fire-roasted tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained but not rinsed
- ¾ cup water
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Peel and dice sweet potato. Add sweet potatoes, canned tomatoes, black beans, water, and spices to slow cooker.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low.
- Using a potato masher, lightly mash about half of the stew to thicken it.
- Serve with sour cream and/or cheese on top, optional.
Home Chef Tip: To thicken any hearty soup or stew full of veggies and beans, lightly mash part of it up just a bit.
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