This chili has quickly become a Farmer Girl favorite. The sweet potatoes and orange zest offer a refreshing twist to plain old chili. It’s yummy, new, and comforting all at the same time.
And because it’s loaded with super-foods–black beans, sweet potatoes, and zucchini–it’s GOOD for you, too. Adapted from this recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie.
Grass Fed Sweet Potato Chili
Serving Size: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook time: 30 min.
- 1 pound Grass Fed Ground Beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 2 small zucchini, diced
- 1 can black beans
- 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 small can green chillis
- 1 ½ tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon orange zest
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- ½ to 1 cup beer, ale or amber
- Parmesan cheese, grated
1.) Brown the Farmer Girl Ground Beef with the onion in a large soup pot over medium heat until the beef has lost its pink color. Meanwhile, peel and chop the onion, sweet potato, and zucchini.
2.) Once the ground beef is browned, add the chopped veggies and the ingredients from the black beans to the vegetable broth.
3.) Bring to a boil. Add ½ cup to 1 cup of beer, depending on how much liquid you like in your chili. Decrease the temperature to a low simmer and continue cooking until the sweet potatoes are soft, approximately 2 hours. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Cubing sweet potatoes is much easier if the sweet potatoes are slightly softened beforehand. Simply put the sweet potato (peeled or unpeeled) into the microwave for 1 minute. You’ll be surprised how much less muscle you need to chop through that sweet potato!
There you have it! I hope you enjoy this Grass Fed Sweet Potato Chili Recipe!