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Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Sweet Potato Chili

A good chili recipe isn’t just for winter. Enjoy this Sweet Potato Chili any time throughout the year.

This is a slightly different, yet satisfying take on chili and one you’ll likely fall in love with. You’ll notice this paleo-ish version is lacking beans. Skip the grocery store pre-packaged chili seasoning packet and use Marcus & Tamisha’s homemade seasonings included in the recipe. You won’t miss the starchy beans or the sugar & preservatives found in most chili packets.

Recipe Author: Marcus & Tamisha Washington

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 10 servings

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Sweet Potato Chili

PHOTO CREDIT: Marcus & Tamisha Washington




  • 2 pounds grass fed beef
  • 3-4 large carrots, cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced (reach for Organic)
  • 1 large can (29.5-32 oz) of Tomato Sauce or Crushed Tomatoes (Reach for Organic and salt free)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 – 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes (Reach for Organic and salt free)
  • 3 cups of beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ cup chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • dash of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to season/taste




  1. In a large stockpot or saucepan, brown ground meat, onions, bell pepper and garlic. Season this layer with salt and pepper (1 tbsp salt per pound of ground meat is the rule of thumb).
  2. While the meat is browning toss in sweet potatoes and carrots. Cook until sweet potatoes begin to soften.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pot, starting with dry ingredients and ending with liquids.
  4. Mix well, bring to a boil, and let simmer for about 30-45 minutes.



This can also be prepared in a Crock-Pot/slow cooker. Brown ground beef, add to slow cooker, add in other ingredients, let simmer on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-5 hours.


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Marcus & Tamisha Washington are the fabulous Husband & Wife duo behind Him, Her, and a Fork. They are food, fitness, and lifestyle bloggers and have a passion for cooking up healthy, delicious foods. With the birth of their daughter, they will be developing a new “Baby” section to their website. Make sure you check out their site for some great ideas.