Lamb, Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili


Is chili on your menu tonight? It should be! Especially when you can prep this lamb, sweet potato, and black bean chili recipe in the morning, and come home to a slow cooker dinner at the end of the day.

Lamb, Bean, and Sweet Potato Chili
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 25 mins
14 cups


  • 1 ½ pound boneless lamb shoulder or beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 15 ounce cans reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can 50% less sodium beef broth

  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers, chopped*

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped carrot

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon bottled Louisiana hot sauce

  • Plain fat-free Greek yogurt (optional)


  1. In a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine first 14 ingredients (through black pepper).

  2. Cover and cook on low 7 to 8 hours or high 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Stir in hot sauce. If desired, top servings with yogurt.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Pressure Cooker

In a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker combine first 14 ingredients (through black pepper). Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 20 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat according to manufacturer's directions; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
For electric and stove-top models, carefully open steam vent to release pressure quickly. Open lid carefully. Stir in hot sauce. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
15g Fat
39g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1028mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 92.5mg 463%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Potassium 1153mg 25%
Folate, total 19.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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