It is chock full of vegetables and tastes fantastic! If you want to add meat I could see chicken, beef, or venison working well, but give it a try as is first....you might be surprised! :)
I whipped this up in less than 10 minutes on Saturday to take over to Wiley Kat's house for an impromptu chili dinner. :) Not too shabby for 10 minutes! :)
Sweet Potato Chili
2 sweet potatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 c corn*
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced
2 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 14.5 oz can kidney beans (or 1 1/2 c soaked beans)
2 T chili powder
1 T smoked paprika
1 t salt
1 1/2 c water
1/2 c orange juice**
What To Do With It:
Slow Cooker Version:
Throw everything into the slow cooker and mix well.
Cook on Low 6-8 hours or High 3-4
Stove Top Version:
Throw everything into a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to strong simmer and allow to cook for 2 hours or until vegetable are tender.
*I use corn that I freeze myself, but I think any kind would work here.
**I've made this using orange juice or lime juice. Both are delicious! If you don't have either, water could be used instead....but it just won't be the same.