Chili gets a makeover with Italian sausage, Crushed and Diced Tomatoes, black beans and sweet potatoes. The sweetness of the potato balances the spice in the sausage perfectly! All cooked in your slow cooker, just fifteen minutes of prep in the morning results in a tasty dinner after a long, busy day!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked; drain off excess fat.

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  • Spray a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add sausage and remaining ingredients except cheese.

  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours. Stir chili well before serving. Top each serving with cheese.

Tips

Option: Serve with baked crescent rolls

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 18.6g 37% DV; carbohydrates 33.3g 11% DV; fat 16.7g 26% DV; cholesterol 38.5mg 13% DV; sodium 1511.2mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
Made this in about an hour - NOT as a crockpot dish and it was a huge hit. I boiled the cubed sweet potatoes. As they were cooking I did the turkey sausage (in my case I took off the skin sautéed and broke them into pieces). In a large pot I added the beans tomatoes beef broth and the turkey sausage and spices. When the sweet potatoes were ready I drained them add gently folded them into the pot. Let that cook for about 20 to 25 minutes for the flavors to meld. Wonderful results. Wow. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2019
It was just ok it tasted like my regular chili but with chuncks of sweet potato in it. Wouldn't make it again. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2015
Made this in about an hour - NOT as a crockpot dish and it was a huge hit. I boiled the cubed sweet potatoes. As they were cooking I did the turkey sausage (in my case I took off the skin sautéed and broke them into pieces). In a large pot I added the beans tomatoes beef broth and the turkey sausage and spices. When the sweet potatoes were ready I drained them add gently folded them into the pot. Let that cook for about 20 to 25 minutes for the flavors to meld. Wonderful results. Wow. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
I am a novice cook and I stuck to the recipe. It turned out great. I also felt good after eating it with energy enough to teach 2nd graders!;) I also tried the non-crockpot version as suggested by another reviewer before I had a crockpot. That turned out nicely as well. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2016
This was a nice change from traditional chili. On my second helping I added brown sugar to sweeten it up and it was good either way. 4/25/2016 I made this again but this time I did not cooked it in a slow cooker. I also added corn and half a can of crushed pineapple. I must say it turned out awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2018
Super easy affordable meal my family enjoyed it. I did add a chili spice blend from Tastefully Simple it jazz it up. We will be having this one again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2019
This is a good recipe but I did make some changes. I used sweet Italian turkey sausages which I removed from the casings and browned breaking them into crumbles. I also sauteed an onion along with 2 cloves of garlic. I reduced the broth to half (1 1/2 cups of chicken broth) because 3 cups would have been too soupy. I omitted the diced tomatoes and just used the 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. It is not necessary to precook the sweet potatoes. They will cook in the chili. I simmered it on top of the stove rather than using a slow cooker. Served topped with shredded Mexican blend cheese sour cream and tortilla chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2016
This was simple to make and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2019
This is really good over some fresh cornbread. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2016
I gave this 4 stars because I had to substitute some ingredients due to what was in my pantry. I used deep brown beans and 1/2 cup of lentils (for black beans) chicken stock (instead of beef) and did not use crushed tomatoes. I also added corn and boiled the sweet potato as another reviewer suggested so I could cook it on top of the stove. I resisted adding sautéed onion as I normally would. I know it seems like I changed a lot but the basic recipe was the same. The flavour was great not to spicy with the sweetness from the potato a nice change from regular chilli. I served with cheese biscuits. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2016
This was awesome! Definitely a delicious "spin" on traditional chili. I made it exactly as the recipe states. Also made some sweet potato biscuits to go with it-yum! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2019
It was just ok it tasted like my regular chili but with chuncks of sweet potato in it. Wouldn't make it again. Read More
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