We are finally getting Winter like weather in AZ and this chili is perfect for a cold day. I love using my slow cooker but you could easily do this on the stove top as well. The recipe comes from the book 'Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two'. It is a pretty awesome cookbook for someone who is just cooking for one.
Let's grab some ingredients and get cooking!
This looks like a lot of stuff, but this could not be easier. You will need corn, beans, tomatoes, ground meat, jalapeno, sweet potato, green pepper, celery, onion, brown sugar, garlic, cumin, chili powder, oregano, coriander, allspice, and some cloves. The recipe also called for squash but I thought it was just going to make too much food so that is what I omitted.
Get all of your veggies prepped.
Chop up your onion and garlic and set aside.
Get all of the other chopped veggies in the slow cooker. Do not add the corn and beans at this point, they will go in later.
Measure out your spices and take a goofy picture of them.
Get the onions and garlic in a pan. Biz, look away from the onions!!
After about a minute or two, drop in your meat. I used ground turkey but you can use any ground meat you like.
Once the meat is browned, get it in the crock pot with the tomatoes, brown sugar and the spices. Let this cook for 3.5 hours on low.
After the 3.5 hours you can add the beans and corn. I really don't think it would make a huge difference if you added the beans and corn at the beginning and let them cook the entire 7 hours.
Everyone is in! Give it a stir and let this cook for another 3.5 hours.
Ready to eat!!
This was so tasty and because I did not seed my jalapeno it was spicy! This is just what I needed on a cold day. The addition of the sweet potato really changed this up from your usual chili flavor. I will definitely make it again.