Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chocolate Sweet Potato Chili {Whole 30 Compliant}

Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chocolate Sweet Potato Chili {Whole 30 Compliant}

My husband loves chili and I love sweet potatoes. So much of what we usually like in our chili isn’t Whole30 Complaint so I set out to make one we love that is. My brother has always added cocoa to his chili so I was inspired to try adding some to this and I knew it would taste great with Chipotles. I love keeping dried peppers on hand for recipes like this one. Next time I’ll definitely double this recipe!

If I double the recipe, which I’m doing this morning (so I can freeze half), I do half ground beef and half sausage. It’s also great with a bunch of kale added into the mix for extra veggies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Vidalia or sweet onion, diced
  • 1 (150z) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can water (Use an empty tomato can. If you double the recipe start with one can water and add more if needed.)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1″ chunks
  • 1 large dried chipotle pepper (usually in the produce section)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage (if doubling the recipe)
  • 1 ½ tbsp pure cacao powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • Avocado (optional, for serving)

Brown beef/sausage and onion. Drain and place in slow cooker with all remaining ingredients. Cook on low all day, 8-10 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with sliced avocado.

Note: I leave the dried chipotle whole and remove it after it cooks 8-10 hours.

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Slow-Cooker Chipotle Chocolate Sweet Potato Chili {Whole 30 Compliant}
 
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NOTE: I leave the dried chipotle whole and remove it after the chili cooks 8-10 hours.
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Serves: 4-8
Ingredients
  • 1 large Vidalia or sweet onion, diced
  • 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can water (Use an empty tomato can. If you double the recipe start with one can water and add more if needed.)
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1" chunks
  • 1 large dried chipotle pepper (usually in the produce section)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage (if doubling the recipe)
  • 1 ½ tbsp pure cacao powder
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • Avocado (optional, for serving)
Instructions
  1. Brown beef and onion.
  2. Drain and place in slow cooker with all remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook on low all day, 8-10 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve topped with fresh avocado slices.

 

Enjoy!

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  4. Just made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I am definitely having leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I will plan to double the recipe next time for a quick dinner the 2nd go around. What’s even better is that I didn’t even feel quilty about eating as much as I wanted. Thanks for the recipe!!!
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