This Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili is packed with veggies, ground beef, and spices! Perfect for game day or your next party/gathering. It’s Whole30 and paleo friendly, too!

If you’ve been looking for a classic slow cooker chili that is Whole30 friendly (free of legumes and dairy), then you have come to the right place! This is super easy to make and yields about 12+ servings – so you will have a ton to share!

I used Butcher Box ground beef and Japanese sweet potatoes for this recipe. You can certainly use ground turkey and/or regular sweet potatoes if that’s all you have/what you prefer! I also used chicken broth because I didn’t have any compliant beef broth available – so either will work! The raw cacao powder is my not-so-secret ingredient. It gives this chili a bit of richness and depth of flavor – SO GOOD!

To make this, we basically just brown the ground beef and onions and then dump everything into the crock pot. You can cook it on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-9 hours. I prefer low and slow!

For the toppings, I used fresh cilantro, jalapeños, and my dairy free (and yes, it’s Whole30 friendly!) sour cream recipe. If you’re not worried about dairy, feel free to throw some cheese and regular sour cream on there!

Happy Cooking!



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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili {Whole30}

A hearty slow cooker chili packed with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and veggies with none of the legumes, gluten or dairy! 
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  • 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 large sweet potato , or 2 small, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato puree/sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 4.5 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1.5 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp Frank's Red Hot or other compliant hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tsp sea salt , more or less to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes, to taste



  • Cook ground beef and onions over medium heat until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Drain fat. Transfer to slow cooker. 
  • Add remaining ingredients to slow cooker and stir well. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or high for 5-6 hours. Add toppings, serve, and enjoy!


Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 786mg, Potassium: 488mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 6686IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 3mg