Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili - an 8-10 hour slow cooker recipe that is ready when you walk in the door from work! sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

 slowcookerThis delicious slow cooker sweet potato chickpea chili has smoky chipotle and a squeeze of lime, and is vegan!  It cooks for 8-10 hours, meaning you can make this for a weeknight dinner.

Update: this recipe was updated on 28/12/2016 to address spiciness and add Instant Pot instructions!

FRIDAY!

Yeeeeeeeah.  I’m pretty darn excited about that, can you tell?  We had a four-day work week here in Canada, yet for some reason, those short weeks feel oh-so long!

What happened this week?  I can’t remember.  All I can really remember is being completely traumatized from watching the Walking Dead.  I am very, verrry late on the bandwagon, and actually, I want off the bandwagon, please!  I am way too much of a scaredy pants to watch that show.  Every night Ben pleads with me to watch one more, and I am so morbidly curious to find out what happens I eventually give in.  And then get so scared I am hiding my eyes and at the end of the episode I SWEAR I’m not going to watch another one.

So right…what happened this week?  Other than Walking Dead making me extra fearful of the basement/under my bed/backseat of my car, this slow cooker sweet potato chickpea chili happened!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili - an 8-10 hour slow cooker recipe that is ready when you walk in the door from work! sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

 

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili - an 8-10 hour slow cooker recipe that is ready when you walk in the door from work! sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

Wow, have there ever been a lot of slow cooker recipes around here lately?  Did you see this Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Beef and these Slow Cooker Cider Carnitas?

My slow cooker has been working overtime ever since I got all inspired about actually using it on weekdays.  AKA: weeding through all the 4 hour crockpot recipes for ones which can actually cook for 8-10 hours…because in real life, you also have to get to and from work.

So here we are again, with a slow cooker recipe.  A vegetarian recipe, actually vegan if you don’t garnish with sour cream.  And gluten-free!  I’m on a (totally accidental) roll, here!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili - an 8-10 hour slow cooker recipe that is ready when you walk in the door from work! sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

 

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili - an 8-10 hour slow cooker recipe that is ready when you walk in the door from work! sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

This slow cooker sweet potato chickpea chili is packed with healthy and flavorful ingredients: chickpeas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and chipotle peppers, which simmer together for hours upon hours to give the a super-flavorful chili.  It is finished off with a squeeze of lime, which balances the chipotle flavors perfectly!

We enjoyed ours with a dollop of yogurt (sour cream if you’d prefer), a sprinkling of cilantro, and some sliced avocado.  A bowl of nachos for scooping is not a bad idea 😉

This is another recipe I recommend assembling the night before, then putting in the slow cooker just before you leave for the day.  It does take a little bit of prep work, but nothing is difficult.  And other than prepping your garnishes, you have nothing to do when you get home.

Except to eat it.  Obviously 😛

4.7 from 18 reviews
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An easy and delicious 8-10 hour slow cooker chilli packed with chickpeas and sweet potato, and flavored with chipotle and lime. Ready when you walk in the door from work!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
Chili
  • 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 13.5 oz can of tomato sauce (400mL)
  • 4 tablespoons adobo sauce (for less spicy version) + 1 chopped chipotle pepper (for spicy)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup stock
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1.5-2 inch cubes (roughly 5 cups/700g)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 19 oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
After cooking
  • Juice of half a lime
To Serve (Optional)
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Tortilla chips
Instructions
Slow Cooker
  1. Add all ingredients to the base of a 5 quart slow cooker. Mix with a spatula until completely combined.
  2. At this point, the slow cooker insert may be refrigerated overnight, until ready to cook.
  3. Cook on lowest setting for 8-10 hours.
  4. Before serving, *gently* stir in the lime juice.
  5. Serve with avocado, cilantro, yogurt/sour cream, and tortilla chips.
Instant Pot
  1. *You need to half the recipe for the Instant Pot, as it fills above the ⅔ full limit. Or make a full batch and freeze half the uncooked recipe for later*
  2. Toss all ingredients (of a half batch) into the Instant Pot, and stir until completely combined.
  3. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes, followed by a natural release (I unplugged my IP and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then released remaining pressure).
Notes
Recipe was updated on 12/2016 to address spiciness.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili - an 8-10 hour slow cooker recipe that is ready when you walk in the door from work! sweetpeasandsaffron.com @sweetpeasaffron

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