Sweet Potato Chili ** repost from eatingelpaso**

I keep seeing recipes for pumpkin chili. Pumpkin is a pain in my butt to prepare, so I use sweet potatoes in almost everything that calls for pumpkin.  This experiment turned out to be really good!


8 oz ground meat per person (less is fine, you can just add more of the other stuff)

1 onion, diced

1-2 sweet potatoes per person, diced

1 cup shredded greens per person

1-3 sweet peppers, diced

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1  12 to 14 oz can diced tomatoes

2 cups chopped mushrooms

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup broth


Chili powder


I grind my own beef now so I know what cuts are in it, and I can control the fat content better (and I know it probably doesn’t have tumors or sawdust or rats/insects or whatever else is in processing plants in it). I bag it up and freeze it. When I do that I sometimes add spices and mix them in before freezing. I used about a tablespoon of cumin and 1-2 teaspoons of some kind of chili powder from Penzey’s, but I forget which one.  I also added minced garlic. That’s why the bag in the back looks so weird-it’s got spices already in it. The garlic is in the meat already when I made this.

Brown the onion and the peppers in a  splash of olive oil (or whatever fat you like-I used bacon fat). When the onions are soft, add the ground meat. If you didn’t pre-mix the spices and garlic into your meat, add them at the same time. Once the meat is mostly cooked, add the greens and the vinegar.

The pot pretty much looks like I went outside and stripped the bushes and threw them in there, but that’s fine. Once the greens wilt down, you can add the rest of the ingredients except the mushrooms.



Cook it covered on low to medium low. When the potatoes begin to soften, add the mushrooms. They’ll give off a bit of water as they cook. Leave the lid on for about five minutes after the mushrooms are added. Check the moisture level and if you think it’s too much, leave the lid off and cook it down some.

When the greens are wilted enough for you, and the sweet potatoes and mushrooms are cooked to your liking, EAT IT.

It’s delicious with sriracha.


Let’s EAT!

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