Three Bean Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili

I have a borderline obsession with “spoon foods.” Soups, stews, chilis; if you eat it with a spoon, you can bet I want some. Since having Liam, not only am I trying to lose a few extra pounds, but funds have been a bit tighter than usual. The easiest way to remedy both of those problems is to cut down on meat. This chili comes out so thick and hearty, you really won’t miss the meat, and you get all of the lean protein that you need from the beans. The prep is so easy. I make it in the crockpot, but it can also be made on the stovetop just as easily. I like to make a big batch so I have enough to bring to work all week or to use the leftovers to make a whole new meal. Be warned, it comes out pretty spicy. You can cut down some of the spice measurements if throat burn isn’t your thing. A couple secret ingredients add that element of “Hmm, what is that?”



  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 green bell pepper
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilis (medium)
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp (or just a dash) cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste


Peel the sweet potato and cut it in half. Place half of sweet potato in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 15 minutes until soft. While potato is boiling, cut the other half of the sweet potato into 1/2-1 inch cubes. Chop onion and red bell pepper. Add to crock pot and turn to high. Drain beans and add. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Once sweet potato is done boiling and soft, puree in food processor or blender and add to crock pot. Stir again to combine and cook on high for 4 hours, or preferably low for 6 hours.


The Crispy Mama


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10 thoughts on “Three Bean Chipotle Sweet Potato Chili

  1. Vanessa says:

    I’m not a chili fan but my husband likes it! I’ll have to use this recipe one night when he’s at home with the kids so he doesn’t have to prep anything for dinner!

    • thecrispymama says:

      Not at all! And you can cut down the prep time even more by using pre-chopped frozen onions. Thanks for reading!

    • thecrispymama says:

      It’s so good! A great way to add sweetness without added sugar. Hope y’all love it! Thanks for reading 🙂

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