Sweet Potato Chili (Crock Pot)

Total Time
9hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 hrs

Dh loved this non-traditional chili which I adapted from the original recipe in The Healthy Slow Cooker

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, toast cumin seeds, stirring for about 2 minutes or until fragrant and they start to brown. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, heat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds or so. Add onions and cook, stirring until softened.
  3. Stir in garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and reserved cumin. Stir for one minute.
  4. Stir in barley.
  5. Add tomatoes and tomato juice and bring to a boil.
  6. Transfer mixture to crock pot and add vegetable broth, sweet potatoes and beans.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or high for 3-4 hours).
  8. Mix chili powder and lime juice together in a cup and add to crockpot along with the jalapeno. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes.
  9. Serve in bowls garnished with cilantro and I added non-fat sour cream to mine.
Most Helpful

Sweet & spicy - very unique and tasty way to get more veggies into my diet.

Kari January 19, 2012

I thought this had a very mild flavor, more of a soup than a chili. It was still good, but not so much of a chili. It was very nice to have a non-meat meal for once. DH thought I was crazy to mess with his idea of what a chili should be, but he still liked it. I liked the sweet with the spices. The flavor combo was a great change. I think a bit of heat would really perk this up. Made and Reviewed for Zaar Tag - Thanks :)

LilPinkieJ November 04, 2008

I just made this and it is good but needs way more flavour (at least for me). Next time I will add more chili powder and probably some chipotle powder. The sweetness of the potatoes was a bit much but maybe these were especially sweet. Thanks for this interesting recipe!

dragoness October 27, 2008