Grab your crock pot for this delicious and easy slow-cooker vegetarian chili with beans, fire-roasted tomatoes, bell peppers and sweet potatoes. The recipe requires just 20 minutes of active time: after a bit of chopping, you just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it do the work. Adding a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of cilantro just before serving brightens up the flavors. Top it with some shredded cheese, if you'd like, or serve it as-is to keep it vegan. Either way, this healthy chili is sure to become a go-to when you want a satisfying and healthy dinner.

Robby Melvin
Source:, June 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
6 hrs 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tomatoes, beans, sweet potatoes, broth, onion, bell peppers, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until the vegetables are tender, about 6 hours.

  • Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Ladle the chili evenly into 8 bowls; sprinkle with cheese, if desired.


Tip: Leaving the peels on the sweet potato ups the fiber content of the dish and helps the cubes hold together in the chili, but feel free to peel them if you prefer.

To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1; refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Equipment: 6-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 35.3g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 7.6g 30% DV; sugars 10.8g; fat 0.9g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; vitamin a iu 11707.2IU 234% DV; vitamin c 57.5mg 96% DV; folate 34.9mcg 9% DV; calcium 102mg 10% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 54.6mg 20% DV; potassium 598.9mg 17% DV; sodium 398.9mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
This was pretty satisfying I froze most of it and had some today for lunch. I topped it with chopped shallots and diced avocados and it was great! Hit the spot on a cold winter's day. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I was suspicious about the sweet potato. Four cups is a lot but it is a bland vegetable and I kept thinking of the Vitamin A content. It was delicious. Will I make any changes the next time? Yes. I will leave out 1 pepper and add another can of beans. Flavor was excellent. The blend of the pepper, potato, onion, garlic, & tomato was superb. Try it. Read More