Love this recipe! Such a great fall treat! I added some Beyond Meat for those meat-eaters that were hesitant to try a vegetarian chili... made it more visually appealing and familiar. Anyone know how many weight watchers points this is?
This is our favorite fall meal! I add a little cayenne Pepper for spice and have also added quinoa for extra protein. We love sweet potatoes so I add one or two more with about a cup of water. Comes out fantastic every time!
This is so good! It has become a family favorite!
By far the best chili recipe I've ever tried. Delicious! And so easy. I've made it without the sweet potatoes when I was short on time and just wanted to dump stuff in the crock pot and go. I've also added frozen veggies (and broth) for more of a chili stew with added nutrition. This is in our household top 10 favorite recipes!
Wonderful! Hearty, flavorful, and delicious, and super easy to make. The cocoa and cinnamon are great "secret ingredients," and the beans and sweet potato give the chili a meaty consistency, so even carnivores will be satisfied. I've made this twice...today, I won second place in our workplace chili cook-off, oh yeah, baby! Okay, only eight entrants, but my pot was licked clean. I made it with only three minor changes that happened only by necessity: I used white kidney beans (cannelloni) because Trader Joe's didn't have the regular kidney beans; I used a yam (semantics, I know) because I didn't want to buy a whole bag of sweet potatoes, and TJ's only sold single yams; and I used an orange pepper because I picked up a TJ's 3-pack without really looking at it (I was also kid-wrangling) and didn't realize it had a red, yellow, and orange bell pepper, but no green. So no REAL changes. I put it all in the slow cooker last night and had perfect chili in the morning. THANKS for this recipe!
Based on some reviews I modified this recipe a little and the results were really delicious!! I doubled the sweet potatoes and added jalapeño, poblano and Fresno peppers. It was smelling more like roasted peppers so I added another tablespoon of cumin. This recipe is a keeper. I loved it!
I made this recipe with a few tweeks-i added one bottle of bud light lime beer, increased the cinnamon to 1/2 teaspoon, and added about 1/4th cup brown sugar. Yummy!
This was so delicious! I was skeptical at first no lie. I originally picked this recipe because it looked so easy and I was hosting a playgroup with a vegetarian. I made it exactly the way it was written. One sweet potato. I was a little worried because I used a rather large red onion but it didn't make a difference. Everyone simply raved about it. The cocoa and the cinnamon are MUST they really add a warmth of flavor that was subtle but amazing. The recipe said that it would make 6 servings and all three adults had 2 full servings and two of the kids had seconds also!! I think I'll make this again for hubster and I with a bit of ground turkey. (visit my blog at http://fabrycatedmom.blogspot.com/)
Made this for a Superbowl party, and it was very well-received (especially by the vegetarians in attendance). Cocoa and cinnamon added nice warm elements. I suggest adding jalapenos for extra spice and corn for a fresh crunch.
Looking for good options for newly vegetarian daughter that whole family will enjoy.
Since going vegetarian a few months ago, I've been looking for the ultimate Slow Cooker veggie chili. This recipe positively nailed it. It's exactly what I was seeking - something hearty and full of flavor. The cocoa powder is the perfect "secret ingredient." I can definitely see myself making this all winter, as well as throwing out all the other chili recipes I printed for my "Try this" folder. YUM!!!
I made this for my school's teaching staff during snack week. It was a HUGE hit (Picture teachers scraping the dish clean)! I followed others' tips and added an extra sweet potato. I also added extra water and veggie broth to stretch this recipe so that if could feed more people. Very flavorful and hearty!
Someone brought this into work for a pot-luck at Halloween..this was amazing for a vegan chili dish. We love our meat in our chili so would add that next time I make it and as others have stated add another sweet potato and sub green pepper for red. I never would have thought to add cocoa powder to my own chili recipe but this was that "secret" ingredient I couldn't put my finger on but was so delish!!! yum-o
I loved this recipe. I live alone so I cut it in half. Didn' t change a thing. I will use a larger sweet potato next time. It made enough for two good sized bowls. YUM!
Amazing! I used 2 sweet potatoes because I love them so much. I also used red and orange bell peppers because I favor them over green bell peppers. Otherwise, I followed the recipe for everything else. Cooked on high for 4 1/2 hours. This was the best chili I have had yet, including those that are meat based. Will definitely make this again.
The comment should be about the recipe as described.Unless you're a professional chef no one really cares about the multiple changes you made to this recipe.
My family and our guests loved this chili. It was very flavorful, even though I didn't add the cocoa powder. This will definitely become a staple in my house.
I made this recently and followed others advice and added another sweet potato. This had incredible flavor and spice. It lasted well in the fridge for a few days and did not become too dry. I'd say it made about 6 servings versus 4, though. Will definitely make again!
oops, that first line should obviously have read I made this last night and just had it for dinner. Need to proof read better. :)
This recipe has become one of our family favorites! We double the amount of sweet potatoes and the sweet/spicy is such a lovely flavor!
i made this tonight and i was not wow'ed about it. Although it had an autumn-like flavor, it also had a bit of a strange taste. My husband and i both thought it was water-y. If i was to try this one again, i would add at least another sweet potato and maybe drain the tomatoes or do what another reviewer did, and add some orzo.
O M G , so many great comments, im going to the store NOW, so that i can make this. THANKS Real Simple Family
This was delicious! Took everyone's advice and sauteed the onions and peppers before. Substituted red peppers for green, and some fresh corn shaved off a cob, and added a can of diced green chilies. Topped with thinly sliced radishes, crumbled feta cheese and pile of fresh cilantro. Also cooked on the stove top. Allow an hour and half for potatoes to cook. Served with corn pancakes. Delish!
I prepared this in my crock pot and it was ready this morning. Very tasty and unique dish, perfect comfort food for me!
I doubled everything except the onion (it seemed like plenty without doubling). Subbed red garnet yams for sweet potatoes because they're prettier. Tastes great!
I made this today for the Super Bowl. It was a HUGE hit. I omitted the cocoa powder and threw in 1 pound of orzo for the last 20 minutes. I'll totally make it again.
I loved the sweet potatoes it really added a nice flavor. I also cooked the onion and green pepper first. I doubled the recipe and added kidney beans but loved it and will make it again.
Great recipe! I doubled it and used chicken broth instead of water. This was easy, healthy and very tasty. Everyone in my family really liked it so I will be adding it to my recipe box.
I make this all the time with dried beans soaked overnight (start early in the evening so you can throw away the first soaking liquid to get rid of enzymes that cause flatulence), and cooked all day for dinner. As others commented, I do onions, garlic, celery and mixture of green and other colored peppers first, with spices like turmeric (good for you, but use just a little, like a Tbsp in a pot, for great color and taste, but not too much to taste like curry, and salt-free mixed herbs. I have only a microwave and toaster oven (no stove), so I get them a little tender in the microwave and then carmelize in the toaster oven (handle out, door closed as tightly as I can). This is very tasty and cheap made this way. Canned beans are already tender, so cook for eight hours--why? They also have way too much sodium, so at least rinse and replace liquid with low-sodium broth. Let people add salt if they want--no one ever does in our house, as herbs, spices and veggies make great taste.
I made this recipe recently & it was great w/ a few little changes. Added some hot sauce for heat, added a mix of bell peppers for the colors and doubled the sweet potatoes. Served it with Trader Joe's cornbread. I would saute the onions & peppers first then add all to the slow cooker next time. Easy, cheap, great recipe.
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I made this on Saturday along with a pan of cornbread. It was very good. Even better the next day. I cooked some brown rice and ladled this into a soup bowl on top of the rice. It was wonderful. My sister also liked it very much. She asked me for the recipe. I love finding good slow cooker recipes. The kitchen does not get so hot in the summer using the slow cooker. This one is a keeper!!
Excellent recipe! My husband loved it - and he's not a fan of chili without meat. The radishes were excellent on the chili - I had my doubts initially. We both thought some more sweet potatoes in the chili would have been tasty.
LOVE this chili! My husband didn't even notice there was no meat in it until I told him! He loved it too even though he thought he "needed meat in his chili." ha! ;)
Just enjoyed this recipe with a few modifications. I added one can of rinsed chili beans along with a little bit of honey to minimize the tang of the tomatoes. I served it with the recommended garnishes minus the radishes and added homemade honey cornbread muffins - a huge hit! Even my 5 year old niece and 8 year old nephew found the courage to try a little.
I doubled this recipe and made it as a veggie option for Christmas and it was a huge hit. I have requests to make it again for a tailgate tomorrow. The sour cream and chives were a nice final touch. Also, I put some corn in when we reheated leftovers and it was great. Its also super easy to throw together. Will definitely recommend this recipe!
This recipe was super good and very easy. Throw it all in a crock pot for eight hours and go to sleep. In the morning, it is all done! I added one red bell pepper, one green jalapeno, one red fresno pepper, one Poblano Pepper and one tablespoon brown sugar. The result -- perfection!
I liked this recipe. It needed more flavor though. I added about 1/2 a can of La Costena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce to heat it up and it added a smoky flavor which worked well with the sweet potatoes.
this looks so good. I made it and it was very bland. There are so many great chili recipes out there...don't make this one. yuck