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Slow Cooker Chili

Slow cooker chili made with black beans, kale and sweet potato. This chili is incredibly simple to make with low prep and delicious flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10 people
Calories 190kcal


  • 2 cups diced onion 300g
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • lb ground sirloin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder 8g
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin 8g
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika 2g
  • 2 tsp kosher salt 12g, plus additional to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 4g
  • ½ tsp ground allspice 2g
  • 2 cups diced sweet potato 300g, about 2 small
  • 2 dried ancho chile peppers optional
  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes drained
  • 4 cups chopped kale 268g
  • 2 cups beef broth 473mL
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste 43g
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 30mL
  • Garnish: sour cream and chopped green onion


  • In the bottom of a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker, sprinkle half of onions. Crumble beef over onions; top with remaining onions and garlic.
  • In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and allspice; sprinkle half of spice mixture over ingredients in slow cooker.
  • Add sweet potato, chile peppers (if using), beans, tomatoes, kale, broth, and tomato paste. Sprinkle with remaining spice mixture.
  • Cover and cook on high for 6 to 8 hours, stirring once to combine ingredients.
  • Before serving, stir in apple cider vinegar. Taste, and add additional salt, if desired.
  • Garnish with sour cream and green onion, if desired.



  • Choose high-quality beef for best results and flavor
  • This chili isn't hot so if you'd like a spicy kick add some chopped fresh chili in with the onions or add some red pepper flakes, adjust to your preference.
  • Don't substitute the fresh garlic for ground it just won't give you the fresh and bold flavors.
  • You can use vegetable or chicken broth if you don't have beef broth but it will change the flavor slightly.
  • The apple cider vinegar really brings out the flavors in this chili so don't skip it. Alternatively, you could squeeze a little lime or lemon juice into it.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 26.4mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4.7mg