3 Bean Vegetable & Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Chili

By Brooke Brennan

This vegan chili is full of vegetables, sweet potatoes, beans and hearty flavors. It’s a great way to eat all the colors of the rainbow while enjoying the comfort of warming chili. No pre-sautéing required – just chop, drop, mix, and start your slow cooker! Perfect for a beginner cook or anyone short on time with a desire to eat healthy!

3 Bean Vegetable & Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Chili


1 Red Bell Pepper (seeded and diced)
1 Yellow Bell Pepper (seeded and diced)
2 Large Sweet Potatoes, cleaned and chopped (you can leave the skin on them and just give them a good scrub and chop)
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Large Yellow Onion, chopped
1 Jalapeño (seeded and diced) Tip: For extra heat keep the seeds and ribs in the Jalapeño!
2- 15 ounce cans of Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 -15 ounce can of Northern Beans (drained and rinsed)
1- 15 ounce can Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed)
2- 15 ounce cans of Petite Diced Tomatoes (for extra spice use a brand with chili peppers included)
1- 28 ounce can of Crushed Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons of Tomato Paste
2 Tablespoons of BBQ Sauce (find a brand without High Fructose Corn Syrup or other additives)
1 Tablespoon of Pure Maple Syrup (optional- but this cuts the acid of all the tomatoes)
3 cups of Vegetable Broth
2 Tablespoons of Cumin
1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon of Coriander
2 Teaspoons of Smoked Paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Put all of the above ingredients into your slow cooker and mix them up really well. This cooks on LOW for 8 hours- prepare for how delicious your house is going to smell!
  2. Top chili with your choice of avocado, red onion, cilantro, plain greek yogurt, or cheddar cheese. Serve with a side of organic tortilla chips. Enjoy!

This chili would be excellent with a perfectly poached egg on top, or you could make a gorgeous salad with veggies, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese, and put a heaping serving on top to serve as the “dressing”. Have some extra pasta? Use the chili as the sauce! Chili is one of those versatile foods that you can use a million and one ways.


Brooke Brennan is a Health Coach with a passion for helping her clients achieve the health goals they have been longing for in a supported way. For more information, or to connect with Brooke please visit: BrookeBrennanWellness.com.    

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