One of my co workers brought in a vegetarian recipe, and i tweaked it a little bit to make it un-vegetarian 🙂 Mostly because I wanted to use my sisters grass-fed beef from her farm. Her cows are so happy! Recipe is below – it is a perfect mix of sweet & spicy!

Spicy Sweet Potato Chili

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5 medium onions, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 lbs ground beef from pyma love farm cows
  • 3 medium/large sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 jar (24 oz) mild salsa
  • 2 cans (15-19oz) black beans – use liquid (I used one can of bush’s bourbon brown sugar beans & 1 bush’s black bean fiesta)
  • Spicy Hot Sauce to Taste
  • 1/2-1 bottle of bourbon/pumkpin beer (to reach desired consistency)

Stovetop:  In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until soft – about 4 minutes.  Cook beef in a separate pan & drain fat. Stir in all remaining ingredients to garlic and onion pot except black beans.  Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cook 12-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.  Add beans, cook 5 minutes or until heated through.

Crock Pot:  Saute onion and garlic as above. Place in crockpot. Brown ground beef, drain fat and add to crockpot. Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low setting 6-8 hours.

Can serve with cheese, tortilla chips, saltines, etc.

**Please note this recipe can be made vegetarian! Just exclude the meat 🙂

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