Alright y’all… I’m back to blogging. And I’m back with a really great recipe for a hearty and healthy chili that will knock your socks off. Sweet Potato Black Bean and Quinoa Chili.
It’s fall. It’s cold outside. It’s time to crank up the crock pot and make some comfort food. Chili is at the top of my comfort food list and there are so many ways to make it. I didn’t follow a set recipe from anywhere else. I just walked into grocery store, walked out with some ingredients and threw them all in the crock pot. Ready to eat? Check it out.
What you’ll need:
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
- 1 large can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of organic black beans, drained
- 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained
- 3/4 cup of uncooked quinoa
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 cups of water
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
**For the spices, use however much you want. I didn’t do ANY measuring so I’m not really sure how much I used. You can even use a pre-made chili spice packet if you want to make it a little easier.**
So easy! Throw all of the ingredients in your crock pot and mix it together with a big spoon. Set the crock pot on high. Let the chili cook for about 5-6 hours. I like to peek in and stir it up a bit about halfway through to be sure there’s nothing sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Added bonus (secret ingredient):
When I did a little taste test to see how it turned out, I knew I wanted it to be a little bit sweeter and savory at the same time. It wasn’t bland, just needed a little something to bring out the taste of the sweet potatoes. So…. I added HONEY. Yup! Honey. I would say it was about 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey. And then I added a few shakes of the salt shaker. I tasted it again and it was incredible and perfect!
Of course, you can always tweak the ingredients or the entire recipe to suit your taste or your needs. There’s no harm in adding or subtracting ingredients to do a little experimenting. Chili is one of those dishes that you really can’t go wrong with. I’ll definitely be making more of this during the winter months.
Planning on trying it? Let me know how it turns out! I’d love to hear your feedback!