Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili
Woohoo! We already halfway through the work week (#score!)
This week I’ve challenged myself to whip up something with smoky and spicy flavors!
#Realtalk, Wayne and I have yet to meet a spicy food we haven’t liked. Give us a jar of jalapenos, bottle of hot sauce, or heaven forbid some ghost chili flakes and we’ll eat it right up!
Unfortunately though, my BFFs (Cholula, Tabasco and Sriracha) happen to be sodium laden bombs that nearly meet 50% of my daily recommended sodium allowance. So, what’s a gal to do when she realizes she has to break up with her men (sorry Mr.CEO, it’s purely a flavor friendship!)?
Bring in the SPICES! Spices are an excellent way to add flavor to a food without the sodium content found in premade sauces and marinades. I happen to love the smoky-spicy flavor combo and it just so happens Costco is now stocking my favorite blend… SMOKED PAPRIKA!
I add this baby to just about everything, including this new Vegan, Gluten Free Chili I concocted with a beautiful orange sweet potato I picked up last weekend.
This Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili is not only a excellent source of vitamin A, but it’s also packed with fiber! Plus, it’s a one stop shop meal for those with a slow cooker, so enjoy this quick and easy meal when you have no time to spend in the kitchen.
- 1 medium sweet potato washed, skin on, cubed
- 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes no salt added
- 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
- 2 large carrots diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper diced
- 1-15.5 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1-15.5 oz can pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 dash sea salt
- Take out slow cooker and plugin to an outlet.
- Combine all the above ingredients into your slow cooker.
- Set on low and let simmer for 4-6 hours.
Simple Swap Fact
A traditional vegetarian canned chili has over 800 mg of sodium, that's nearly double a homemade version!
This also pairs perfectly with the Onion Beer Biscuits from Sunday!