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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef is a favorite around here! It is not only delicious but spiced just right, not too hot, and not too boring! Perfect for anytime you want delicious food, made fresh, and served with love...


The first time I made Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef I was pleasantly surprised, you see, chili is not my favorite dish. Whereas others in our family love it, so much so, we keep cans of chili in the pantry and they are pulled out when the cravings start. 

But this chili recipe is different! Spiced with a warm touch and backed up by the sweet potatoes for a lifting of all those spices. In effect, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili is warm without being over-spiced, and heavy which is how I had viewed most chili recipes. But this is no wimpy chili, and you can add more chili powder if you prefer because the best part about any chili recipe is that they are a cinch to customize for your own preferences! 

Easy and delicious chili with Charred Beef, start to finish.


This chili is also a cinch to make, everything goes into the slow cooker leaving you to enjoy a bit of free time or get the rest of your other tasks completed. Charring the beef is the only prep needed, then toss everything into the slow cooker, stir, and let it cook! 

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • onion
  • sweet potato
  • black beans
  • chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • Rotel tomatoes
  • garlic salt
  • ground beef
  • lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • grated cheese
  • sour cream
  • tortillas

You will also need the following:

  • cutting board
  • kitchen knife
  • measuring spoons
  • can opener
  • stirring spoon
  • 6 qt slow cooker

Now we are ready to begin!


Unusual? Maybe. Delicious? Yes! Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef.


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef
adapted from Sage Trifle
a slow cooker recipe

1 large onion, diced
1 large sweet potato, cut into 1-inch slices and then quartered
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
OR
3-4 cups of cooked black beans
1 T chili powder
2 t ground cumin seeds
1 can Rotel tomatoes, mild or hot your choice
1 can water
garlic salt
1 pound ground beef, made into patties and charred on the stove or grill, then diced*

juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

grated cheese
sour cream
warm corn tortillas

Place everything in the slow cooker in the order listed, cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the sweet potato pieces are tender. stir gently.


Season with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Serve garnished with cheese or sour cream if desired and warm corn tortillas.


Storage options for Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. For longer storage, you may freeze. You should expect some loss of quality (the sweet potatoes will soften upon thawing) once thawed. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. 


* each time we grill, before turning off the grill we hubby will grill meat for a future meal. Sometimes it is beef shaped into patties or chicken thighs or sausage links. Especially for a slow cooker recipe, this method adds a lot of extra flavors.


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef has been included below. 


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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef
adapted from Sage Trifle
a slow cooker recipe

1 large onion, diced

1 large sweet potato, cut into 1-inch slices and then quartered

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
OR
3-4 cups of cooked black beans

1 T chili powder
2 t ground cumin seeds
1 can Rotel tomatoes, mild or hot your choice
1 can water
garlic salt
1 pound ground beef, made into patties and charred on the stove or grill, then diced*

juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

grated cheese
sour cream
warm corn tortillas

Place everything in the slow cooker in the order listed, cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the sweet potato pieces are tender. stir gently.

Season with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Serve garnished with cheese or sour cream if desired and warm corn tortillas.


Storage options for Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili with Charred Beef. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. For longer storage, you may freeze. You should expect some loss of quality (the sweet potatoes will soften upon thawing) once thawed. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. 


* each time we grill, before turning off the grill we hubby will grill meat for a future meal. Sometimes it is beef shaped into patties or chicken thighs or sausage links. Especially for a slow cooker recipe, this method adds a lot of extra flavors.

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  1. Oh my that sounds so good and flavorful! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. So glad you've joined us - have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks! Not too spicy or heavy, the perfect bowl of chili!

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  2. Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday,510. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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