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Slow cooker sweet potato and black bean vegetarian chili in a bowl topped with cilantro, cheese and jalapeño with a spoon on a white table.
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4 from 28 votes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

A vegetarian chili made in the slow cooker for all of you busy bodies! Prep the veggies ahead of time, throw them in the slow cooker and dinner will be waiting for you at the end of the day.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker vegetarian chili, sweet potato black bean chili
Servings: 4


  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil divided
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 red or orange bell peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • Toppings: avocado cilantro, sliced jalapeño, cashew sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Add sweet potato chunks to a baking sheet, toss with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until tender. This step can be done a day or two in advance.
  • Start prepping chili by adding 1 Tablespoon olive oil to a skillet. Once oil is hot, add in the chopped onion, bell peppers and garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until onions are fragrant and translucent. Add chili powder, salt, cayenne and cinnamon. Toss to combine and cook for 1 minute longer.
  • Transfer cooked onions and peppers into your slow cooker. Add in roasted sweet potato chunks, black beans and diced tomatoes. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-5 hours.
  • When ready to serve, top with your favorite chili toppings like avocado, cilantro, jalapeño or even cashew sour cream.



Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 13g