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
- 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!
- 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.