This autumn put a seasonal twist on your traditional beef chili by tossing in some hearty chunks of sweet potato. Cook Smarts’ recipe for sweet potato and beef chili is a great foundation to getting your daily dose of fiber, protein and important vitamins A and C. It makes for a great Friday family meal or makeshift hand-warmer on those chilly autumn nights.

Ingredients for servings

    Sweet Potato and Beef Chili

  • 1 lb 95% lean Ground Beef

  • 0.5 tsp Salt

  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper

  • 3 Garlic cloves minced

  • 1 medium Red Onion (approx. 2.5″ diameter), diced

  • 1.25 lb Sweet Potato peeled and cubed

  • 2 tsp Coriander

  • 1.5 tsp Cumin

  • 0.5 tsp Paprika

  • 0.25 tsp Chili Powder

  • 1 tbs oil

  • 14.5 oz Dice Tomatoes drained

  • 2.25 c fat free, low sodium Chicken Stock

  • 2 tsp Coriander

  • 1.5 tsp Cumin

  • 0.5 tsp Paprika

  • 0.25 tsp Chili Powder

  • 1 tsp cooking Oil

  • 14.5 oz Dice Tomatoes can, drained

  • 1 c low sodium Chicken Stock

  • 2 medium avocados diced

  • 0.5 c Cilantro chopped

  • 0.5 Lime

  • Optional Garnishes hot sauce, sour cream, tortilla chips


  • Season the ground beef with salt and pepper.

  • Create a spice mixture by tossing coriander, cumin, paprika, and chili powder together. Set these aside.

  • Heat a Dutch oven (bigger than 5 quarts) over medium-high heat.

  • Add oil and then garlic to heated oil. Once you can smell the garlic, add onions with a generous dash of salt. Saute until softened, ~3 minutes.

  • Next add in ground beef with half the spice mixture and diced tomatoes.

  • Brown and break up with a wooden spoon, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • If there is a lot of grease, drain from the pot.

  • Add in sweet potatoes, chicken stock, and remainder of spices.

  • Cover and bring to a boil.

  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook covered for another 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are softened.

  • While soup is cooking, cube avocados and chop cilantro.

  • Turn off heat and add in a squeeze of lime juice.Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Top with avocado and cilantro when serving.

Clap if you liked this recipe!
4.5 40