More sweet potato recipes. Because sweet potatoes are the best. Why not add them to this chili?
I wanted to make a chili without any beans. Because some people can’t do beans. Or don’t like beans. Or live in Texas and will glare at you if you mention putting beans in chili. They also don’t like tomatoes in their chili, but my version has those so… Sorry!
I’m trying to do my best to add more recipes to the blog that use meat because I want this blog to be a place that caters to a wide variety of dietary needs and tastes. Don’t worry if you come for the meat-free stuff, that will still be here. I’ll always have dairy and gluten-free dishes because that’s what’s typical in my kitchen.
And really, everything I share with you is what I’m making for me and my family.
Now, back to chili.
Pork & Sweet Potato Chili
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 ribs celery, peeled and diced
- 1 cup onions, diced
- 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (I used a mix of orange and white sweet potatoes)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes, 14 oz each
- 8 oz can of tomato sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp oregano (try Mexican oregano if you have it)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- fresh cilantro, chopped
- Heat a little olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground pork plus a little salt and pepper. Brown the pork until there is no pink left and then move to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Add a little more oil to the pan and add the carrots, celery, and onions. Saute until the onions are soft and the carrots and celery are starting to brown around the edges. Place the veggies in your slow cooker.
- Add the cooked pork, sweet potatoes and the rest of the ingredients, except for the cilantro, to the slow cooker. Stir everything around to make sure it’s combined. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or high for 4 to five hours. Serve topped with cilantro and any other chili toppings you like (avocado sour cream would be delicious…)
**You can also make this chili on the stove. Cook the pork the same way and let it rest on a plate while you saute everything else. Then add it all back to the pot and simmer for at least an hour.