Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Chorizo Chili


A tasty twist on an old favorite. Garnish with sliced avocado, cilantro, green onion, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, or any of your favorite chili toppings!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) ground Mexican chorizo

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles

  • 1 large sweet potato, diced

  • ½ (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 cups water, or to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chorizo, onion, and bell pepper until chorizo is mostly browned and vegetables soften, about 10 minutes. Add green chiles and garlic; saute for 3 to 5 minutes more.

  2. Transfer sauteed mixture to a slow cooker. Add chili beans, diced tomatoes, sweet potato, tomato paste, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add water until chili is at your desired consistency.

  3. Cook on High for at least 4 hours. Serve in deep bowls.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute chicken broth for the water if desired.

For easy prep, combine all ingredients into your slow cooker, except the water/broth. Mix and add liquid to desired consistency. Cook on High for 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

375 Calories
18g Fat
38g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1596mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 37mg 187%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 765mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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