Dinner practically makes itself with this crockpot sweet potato sausage chili that cooks up entirely in the crockpot.—Totally the best kind of comfort food!
Yea, chili season!! It is ON like toppings on a bowl of chili!
Observe. —> Kinda like this. —> Yes. Exactly like this.
There are few things in the world that I love more in the world than a big ‘ol bowl of hot chunky sweet potato sausage chili heaped high with Toppings 101.
That’s secret code for *all things chili topping-worthy.*
Speaking of things I love…can we talk about all those wonderful chili smells? I mean, SERIOUSLY!
There are very few fragrances I drool over more when I walk in the door than the knock-ya-over-AWESOME smell of chili that’s happily been cooking away all day in my mighty little crockpot. It makes my day.
I mean, the smell alone is enough to make me want to forgo the soup bowl and just dive headfirst into the crockpot holding all the chili glory.
Okay, so you all know I’m in the middle of culinary school, right? Right. I make that obnoxiously obvious on Instagram. Anyway, my weekdays are nothing short of crazy so I’m on a mad search for all things easy in the dinner department.
In the obvious interest of making dinner easy-peasy but still totally the kinda comfort food I crave 24/7, I basically threw all of my favorite chili things into the crockpot, turned it on low and more or less forgot about dinner.
The good kinda forget, guys. Not the omg-I-forgot-I-put-that-chicken-in-oven-two-hours-ago. The kind that’s like, ahhhhh dinner’s making itself so I can chill and concentrate on those 5-foot stacks of homework.
‘Er, right. No Netflix involved at all. Promise.
What’s in the crockpot? Everything chili-awesome, including sausage. Oh, and sweet potatoes = YEA!
Because as you can clearly see here and here, I’m definitely no rookie when it comes to throwing sweet potatoes into my chili.
What’s on top? All the chili toppings your comfort food-cravin’ heart desires. I have an exhaustive list of suggestions in the recipe below if you need any inspiration. 😉
Are you now ready for the easiest chili of your life? Throw everything in the crockpot and forget about it!
At least until the bodacious chili smells begin to drive you bonkers a few hours later. Then you should probably dive into the pot, per my suggestion earlier. 😉
I’ll go first to show you how it’s done, okay?
Crockpot Sweet Potato Sausage Chili
- 1 can 28 oz diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can 15 oz black beans, drained
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced into 1/2-in cubes
- 4 sausage links sliced into 1/2-in slices
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Sliced avocado shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced green onions, minced cilantro, ect for topping, optional
- In a 3-qt crockpot, combine all ingredients through chicken broth. Cook chili on low 4-5 hours, or on high 2-3 hours. Season chili with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve chili warm in serving bowls with desired toppings on top.
Chili clearly runs through my veins. 😀
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I am SO excited that chili season is here! I just want to try all of the chili that I stumble across. I’m loving this sweet potato and sausage combo, Sarah! So creative! I bet this made your house smell amazing, too. Love it!
Isn’t chili just the bomb?? I want to try it all too!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
I’m a recent crockpot convert and I’ve been making all kinds of chili since I got it~ This one is definitely going on the to-make list 🙂
Aren’t crockpots just the best?? I have a serious obsession with mine! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Yay for chili and all the toppings! Your chili recipes are always so yummy and creative, the sweet potato and and sausage combo sounds amazing! Love all the toppings you piled on, looks incredible!
Thanks for the kind words and all the chili love, Kelly!
What kind of sausage did you use
I used chicken sausage links, but any kind would work!
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
I would love love love a big bowl of this Sarah! Looks so tasty and I love sweet potato. Such a great weeknight meal!
Thank you Jessica! This chili is definitely right up your alley 😉
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says
Oh wow! I love the sweet potatoes in this recipe. And did you say “crockpot”?? I need to use mine more often!!
Crockpot recipes for the WIN, right?? Thanks Renee!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
I absolutaly LOVE a good chili during the fall. Your recipe looks so unique and perfect, I can’t wait to try it!
If you’re a chili-lover, then this recipe is right up your alley, Shelby!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
I love a good crockpot meal, fix it and forget it, I say! This looks like the perfect fall weekend dinner!
Right?? The best kind of no-fuss comfort food EVER. 😉
I LOVE chili, and you have so many of my favorite thing in here. And it’s made in a slow cooker! This is totally worth eating in the hot temperatures we’re STILL having. Nothing can keep from a great bowl of chili!
I can’t believe it’s still hot where you are, Marcie! Craziness. 😉 You still totally need to try this chili anyway!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Chili is my favorite!! I could totally get down with sweet potatoes and sausage in my chili. Very creative and unique, Sarah!
Thanks so much Jen! It’s seriously my new fav chili combo!
It is time for some chili and this one is perfect for me!Great job Sarah! Pinned 🙂
Thanks for the pin, Mira! You’ve gotta try this one for sure! 😉
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I want this ASAP! The flavors sound great. And chili is all about the toppings for me. Love the avoado and cheese!
YES! A topping-less chili = total sadness. 🙂
Nora @ Savory Nothings says
Oh I bet culinary school is crazy busy! I’m always in need of easy dinners as well, and I could never pass up a chili recipe that looks as good as yours does!
School is totally crazy, but I’m lovin’ it so far! 🙂 You need to try this chili asap, Nora!
I love sweet potatoes in my chili! This looks so good!
You and me both, girl! 😉 Thanks for the kind words!
Annie @ Annie's Noms says
This looks wonderful! Love all the flavours you’ve got going on! 😀
Thanks so much Annie! xoxo
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
Yes please! This chili looks amazing Sarah! Love that it’s made in a slow cooker!
Thank you Kelly! Hope you had a great weekend!