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Sweet potato chili is a delicious and easy slow cooker meal to prepare.

Perfect for any time of year, this sweet potato chili in the crock pot is one for your recipe book. It has everything you’d expect in a chili, the amazing flavors of beef, veggies and spices – and all the heat you want.

Beef Sweet Potato Chili

Loaded with beef, and of course sweet potatoes, this recipe is hearty and filling. It’s a great cold weather meal. Ideal for fall, winter, or spring.

When the weather gets a bit nippy, turn to this sweet potato beef chili to lift your spirits and warm your soul. We love sweet potato fries and other dishes, but this recipe is by far one of our favorites.

This easy recipe is perfect for game day or Sunday dinner – it’s versatile!

Sweet Potato Chili

You can really make this your own by tossing any veggies or beans you’d like into the crock pot. You can even make it a vegetarian sweet potato chili by replacing the beef with your favorite beans. It’s real easy to do.


Sweet Potato Beef Chili Recipe

Tossed in the crock pot with tasty spices and cooked to perfection, you’ll love everything about this chili recipe!

Crock pot chili recipe

So why else would you want to make this hearty meal?

  • You can make it vegetarian – just swap the beef for your favorite beans
  • It’s delicious, healthy, and loaded with vegetables like sweet potatoes which are super nutritious!
  • It’s flavorful and loaded with all the things you love like garlic, chili powder, and cumin – they’ll dance across your taste buds when mixed with sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Beef Chili Recipe

Sometimes, you just need a slow cooker meal that you can count on. This being a fool-proof recipe, you can come back to it time and again and make it a traditional meal in your home. Try it once, and you’ll be hooked for sure!

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Sweet Potato Beef Chili Recipe

Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Scrappy Geek
Tasty ground beef and sweet potato chili recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main, Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People


  • Crock Pot


  • 1 tbs coconut oil melted (or avocado oil)
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef For a vegetarian version, simply swap the beef for beans
  • 1 count chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 count chopped medium onion
  • 4 count minced cloves garlic
  • 2 count sweet potatoes cut into chunks
  • 2 14.5-oz cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil
  • Add ground beef (break it down into small chunks) bell pepper, onion and garlic
  • Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to a crumble
  • Place mixture in your crock pot.
  • Stir in sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours


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