This Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili is paleo, hearty, and the perfect fall comfort food. It’s full of fiber and one serving meets your entire daily recommended value of protein.
So, I was not planning on putting this Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili on the blog until next week. However, Cooking Light shared it on their Instagram (woo!) to almost 700,000 people and I have gotten a ton of requests for the recipe.
I think everyone is ready for the fall.
I almost am. I can’t believe there’s Halloween candy in the stores already. I’m good with relishing the last bit of summer for a little more. At least another week or two.
But in the spirit of fall, my favorite season, this chili is amazing. It is the perfect warm, comforting, cozy-up food for a chilly evening. Or should I say chili evening? Ha, ha.
I made this chili while I was doing the Whole30, but I loved it so much that I am still making it long after.
I don’t miss the beans or the cheese in this chili.
Okay, I lied. I miss the cheese a little. I always miss cheese. But I can definitely live without it in this delicious paleo Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili.
This chili has more vegetables than your average chili. Leek, red onion, red bell pepper, carrots, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes all add a ton of fiber and nutrients to this dish.
While the grass-fed beef provides a good amount of protein, the addition of rich, savory bone broth ups this chili’s protein potential to the max. One generous serving of this chili clocks in at 47 grams of protein. That’s the entire recommended daily value for women, and 80% of the recommended daily value for men. Holy protein, batman.
Bone broth is pretty amazing, too. It’s loaded with protein, amino acids, calcium, potassium, and vitamins. It’s awesome for your joints, the immune system, digestion, and your skin and nails. It also grants this Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili a richer flavor.
I love using sweet potatoes in this chili. They balance the heat, spices, and savory profile.
They work as the beans would in a chili, making it heartier and much more filling. And they are not without their health benefits, either. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, fiber, and potassium.
I used white-flesh sweet potatoes for this chili. I find them less sweet and much sturdier. However, you could use the orange variety if you’d like. Orange-flesh sweet potatoes contain more beta-carotene than the white variety, but both of them have similar nutritional values and more health benefits than using a regular ole’ potato.
Lastly, a savory blend of spices and herbs bring a ton of flavor and a bit of heat to this dish. Smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, and crushed red pepper get cozy in this chili.
I like to serve it topped with creamy sliced avocado, plenty of chopped fresh cilantro, and pickled pepperoncinis.
You could add jalapeno if you like things really spicy, some chopped green onions, sliced radishes, or any of your favorite fixin’s.
If you’re not paleo or following a Whole30, feel free to add cheese. I’ll only be a little jealous.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili! Are you ready for cozy fall comfort foods? Let me know in the comments below!
And here’s a few things you may need for this recipe:
Beef Bone Broth // Muir Glen Organic Fire-Roasted Tomatoes // Simply Organic Chili Powder // Simply Organic Smoked Paprika
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Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
This Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili is paleo, hearty, comforting, and healthy. Full of protein and fiber, this chili is the perfect fall meal.
- 1 1/2 pounds 85% grass-fed ground beef
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 leek, diced (white and light green parts only)
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and large diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups beef bone broth
- 2 14.5-ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
- 3/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Avocado, chopped cilantro, and pepperoncinis
- Heat the olive oil in a deep stock pot or dutch oven, and add the ground beef and red onion when hot. Season with sea salt and pepper. Crumble the beef with a wooden spoon and cook until evenly browned. Add the carrots, bell pepper, leek, sweet potatoes, and garlic to the pot. Cook until the vegetables are starting to soften, about 5 minutes.
- To the beef mixture, stir in the tomato paste and all of the seasonings. Cook one minute.
- Add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and bone broth. Bring to a simmer.
- Cover the chili and let simmer for 30 minutes. You can uncover it after about 20 minutes to let some of the liquid reduce for a thicker chili. Discard the bay leaves before serving. Serve topped with sliced avocado, pepperoncinis, and chopped fresh cilantro. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 of 6
- Calories: 470
- Sugar: 9g
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 46.3g
- Cholesterol: 100mg
This is great! Didn’t miss the beans at all. Added 1 jalapeño. 1 cup fresh mushrooms when I added the sauce. Replaced chili powder for hot Mexican chil powder. Was not as spicy as I thought it would be. Just right for me. Will definitely make again!
So glad you enjoyed it, Karen!
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Strange that most of the comments are from people who haven’t made the recipe.
Please post comments after making and tasting the dish.
It would be much more interesting and helpful!!
Did you make the recipe, Ma?
Shannon Gurnee says
I’ve only had sweet potatoes a few different ways. This looks like a yummy one.
Kalyan Panja says
Your photos are enticing me to plan a visit to my kitchen soon and try to prepare this lovely looking recipe.
Mayuri Patel says
That’s definitely a hearty meal but I’d have to substitute the beef with soya mince. Wholesome and healthy. Serving it with avocado is a good idea.
Subhashish Roy says
I do love sweet potato which is available off and on in our place. And I would love to prepare this dish sometime soon with my favourite chillies.
I’d make this sans meat. What a great way to use the sweet potatoes!
Lavern Moore says
I would love to try Sweet Potato Beef Chili. Seems simple and easy to make!
Summer Shores says
I’ve never heard of sweet potato beef chili before, that sounds amazing! I definitely need to try this!
This looks like such a great chili recipe. I can’t wait to try this once fall hits!
Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. The dish looks delicious. And I love sweet potato.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I love this twist to the basic chili recipe. Sweet potatoes is a nice addition! I am going to try this recipe soon. Adding it to our menu plan for next week.
Terri Beavers says
I could eat sweet potatoes every single meal. I’m on the hunt for recipes because it’s almost time for them to be in at our Farmer’s Market. I have to say, this recipe is going to be top of my sweet potatoes recipe list.
Ntensibe Edgar Michael says
Wup Wup!!! I am ready for fall recipes like this! I love it.
Terri Steffes says
My husband and family would adore this. They are such sweet potato fans. Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe.
I love to make these kind of hearty dishes, especially in the Fall. Saving this recipe!
Brianna S says
I am going to make this! Looks so good!!
Erin Knight says
I love beef chili but I am always struggling in making it. Thanks for sharing the recipe! It is perfect dish to enjoy with rice on a wintry day.
Steph Social says
Wow this sounds delicious! I love chili and I never thought to make it with added benefits of bone broth! Great idea!
emman damian says
I like that Whole30 Sweet Potato Beef Chili is so healthy and yummy! The recipe seems so easy to do. I hope I can cook one soon!
This recipe looks absolutely delicious. I would try it for sure in fall, not ready for fall yet though, I’m still waiting for the sun and summer here in the Netherlands.
I made this last night. It was easy and delicious! I served it with sour cream (for the hubs) and guacamole for me. Adding this to my favorite recipes.
So glad you and your family enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. 🙂
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Did anyone try this in the crockpot?
Hello Daphne, I haven’t tried this in the crockpot yet, but I’m sure it would be fine. I might use less broth, though, since some of the liquid does reduce down when cooking on the stove. Please let me know how it comes out!
Wow! This looks and sounds amazing. I’m one of those guys who can eat chili anytime of year so I will be looking to make this soon! That’s so awesome that you were featured on Cooking Light! I love reading your blog so I’m happy others will enjoy it too! Great work!