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Sweet Potato Chili

This Sweet Potato Chili Recipe can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker for an easy weeknight dinner. Tender chunks of sweet potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, and a great mix of seasonings, come together for the perfect chili recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 534 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Slow Cooker


  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed


Instant Pot Directions

  • Turn instant pot on Sauté. Add oil and diced onions and cook until onions are soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add ground beef and cook with the onions until brown.
  • Turn the instant pot off of sauté and add chili powder, cumin, salt, cayenne powder, minced garlic and stir to combine.
  • Add bell pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, black beans, and cubed sweet potatoes. Stir to mix ingredients well.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot and seal and cook on manual for 15 minutes.
  • When the instant pot beeps, release the pressure completely before removing the lid.
  • Allow the chili to cool completely and serve with your favorite chili toppings.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • In a large skillet add ground beef and diced onions and cook until browned.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, minced garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker and add sweet potatoes, bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth, and black beans. Stir to combine.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. Serve with your favorite chili toppings.


Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline


Calories: 534kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 25.8gFat: 16.3gSaturated Fat: 3.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 47.2mgSodium: 543mgFiber: 11.3gSugar: 49gCalcium: 38.7mgIron: 90.2mg
Keyword Chili, Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Chili
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