Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sweet Potato Crock-pot Chili

With Chicken
This is the perfect winter time soup.  It's hearty, and meaty, hot, and delicious.  Yesterday it snowed at my house, and so I took a chili recipe that I got from my amazing sister in law and added a little smoke to it.  I love creating with basic recipes because you can do so much with them.  So here is an example of a recipe that I just added a little style to.  :)  Enjoy!

With Hamburger
(all of the cans are 14oz cans.)
1 lb. Hamburger, cooked and browned or
4 boneless, skinless, Chicken breasts cooked and shredded
3 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 can Chili beans with chili juices (s&w makes them)
1 can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Fire Roasted diced Tomatoes, with juices
1 can diced Tomatoes, with juices
1 can Corn, drained
2 packages of Taco seasoning*
15oz. Salsa
1 tsp. Parsley
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp. minced Garlic
1/4 cup dried Onion

*if you want a smokey flavor to the Chili add 1 pkg. of Taco seasoning and 1 pkg. of Fajita seasoning.  If you don't like smokey flavor just use the 2 pkgs. of Taco.

Mix everything together into your crock-pot.  Set on low for 8 hours and let cook.  Stir occasionally.  Serve with grated sharp cheddar cheese on top, a little dollup of sour cream if you like, and a slice of french bread.

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