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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Apple Cider Chili is a hearty sweet and savory vegetarian chili, combining a few simple ingredients into a quick, easy, and filling meal.
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes scrubbed, peeled, and chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 5-6 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon mild chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1-3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 15- oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15- oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15- oz can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • Juice of 1 lime

Optional Toppings:

  • Chopped green onion cilantro, apple, sliced avocado, sour cream, grated white cheddar cheese, corn chips, pan sautéed chicken sausage, hot sauce.


  • Combine all the ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker, stirring to combine. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Add the lime juice, stirring to combine.
  • Serve warm by itself or with the toppings of your choice.


I used a 6-Quart slow cooker for this recipe.
Serve this chili with plenty of toppings and allow your child to customize his or her chili to his or her tastes.
Offer corn chips or One-Bowl Apple Cornmeal Muffins for dipping or crumbling on top.