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Paleo Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili from One Lovely Life

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili (Paleo & Whole30)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili – This paleo sweet potato chili recipe is one of our favorites. It doesn’t get much easier than the slow cooker! (Whole30, Gluten-Free)


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef (or turkey or chicken)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 (14 oz.) can petite minced tomatoes
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 34 Tablespoons chili powder*
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin*
  • 1/4 tsp oregano*
  • 3 cups beef broth (can sub chicken or veggie broth)
  • optional: cilantro, for garnish.


If you want to drain the fat: In a saute pan, brown beef over medium heat until cooked through. Drain excess fat. Transfer cooked beef to slow cooker and follow remaining instructions. 

  1. Place ground beef in your slow cooker. Add onion, sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, and oregano.
  2. Pour broth over all and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.
  4. Stir to break up the meat and garnish with cilantro.


*IF YOU WANT MORE KICK…You can use 2 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 1/2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, and 1/4-1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder instead of the mixture below. Or, you can add 1/2-1 minced jalapeño along with the other ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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