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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

This is hands-down the BEST slow cooker sweet potato chili recipe. Keep it simple and vegetarian, with only the beans and sweet potatoes, or add ground beef if you want a little extra heartiness!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, tex mex
Keyword: chili recipe, slow cooked sweet potato chili, slow cooked vegetarian chili
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 435kcal


  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1” pieces
  • 1 medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans
  • 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 lb ground 90% lean ground beef sirloin optional


  • Combine all ingredients in the base of your slow cooker (including raw ground beef, if using) and stir to mix well. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.


Nutrition Information for 1 Serving (1/5th of recipe NOT including beef): Calories 280, Total Fat 1.2 g, Total Carbohydrate 58.5 g, Dietary Fiber 15.4 g, Sugars 5.2 g, Protein 13.1 g


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.5g | Protein: 31.5g | Fat: 9.2g | Fiber: 15.4g | Sugar: 5.2g