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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Two-Bean Chili
over rice

Active: 30 min Total: 8 hr 30 min

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato and Two-Bean Chili:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
  • Red onions, small - 1 , diced
  • Poblano peppers - 1, diced
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb, diced
  • Black beans (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Kidney beans (14oz / 397g can) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Crushed tomatoes (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can
  • Vegetable broth - 1 1/2 cups
  • Corn kernels - 1 cup
  • Cumin - 2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 2 tsp
  • Cayenne pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Chili toppings, like sour cream, grated cheese, green onions (opt) -
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
Rice:
  • Rice, brown or white - 2/3 cup

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Red onion / Poblanos / Sweet Potatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Black beans / Kidney beans - Drain and rinse.
  3. ‘Sweat’ aromatics - Place garlic and red onions with a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for ~45 seconds to soften.
  4. Slow-cook chili - Combine aromatics, crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, poblanos, sweet potatoes, beans, corn, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and salt. Slow-cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4 hours).
  5. Rice - For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Cube avocado. Enjoy chili over rice with avocado. Top with any chili toppings you purchased - sour cream, grated cheese, or green onions - and lime wedges. And remember to save half for tomorrow night’s enchiladas!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (151)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (18)

73 reviews

The meatballs themselves were not very flavorful. The sauce was fine. We added a dollop of sour cream. We ate frozen peas as a side--it would have been nice to have a coordinated veggie option in addition to the sauce.

By: Rebecca
Posted: Jul 06, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't add rice. Enjoyed it!

By: Stephanie
Posted: May 12, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

The sauce is delicious which really makes the meal! I suggest adding a little bit of sour cream before serving. I skipped the rice. Next time I will use turkey instead of pork.

By: Carrie
Posted: May 08, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Did this on the stove since I was only cooking for two. Added an egg and breadcrumbs to the meatballs like some people suggested. Also added a couple chipotles to the sauce, since some were saying it was a bit bland. Came out delicious! Need to come up with something more creative than rice to serve them with though.

By: Carrie
Posted: Apr 15, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Could be spicier, but the flavor was excellent.

By: Laura
Posted: Mar 26, 2015
Diet: Original
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I did as several other reviewers suggested and added an egg & breadcrumbs to the meatballs, which I also made with ground beef instead of pork, because I had it on hand. Not dry at all, and very yummy. My husband & both said we would serve it a little differently next time, with more veggies.

By: Caroline
Posted: Feb 27, 2015
Diet: Original
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