One of my family's all-time fall favorites! Using grass fed ground beef makes all the difference in the flavor (for me it comes fresh from my parent's farm), and the sweet potatoes and orange zest offer a refreshing twist. It’s yummy, new, and comforting all at the same time. And because it’s loaded with super-foods – black beans, sweet potatoes, and zucchini – it’s GOOD for you, too.
Adapted from the Sweet Potato Chili recipe on www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com. —Farmer Girl Meats
1 large pot
Lean Grass Fed Beef
Large Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed
Small Zucchini, diced
Can Black Beans
28 oz. Can Diced Tomatoes
Small Can Green Chilis
Beer, ale or amber
Parmesan Cheese, grated
In This Recipe
Brown the Farmer Girl Ground Beef with the onion in a large soup pot over medium heat until the beef has lost its pink color.
Peel and chop the onion, sweet potato, and zucchini.
Once the ground beef is browned, add the chopped veggies and the ingredients from the black beans to the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
Add ½ cup to 1 cup of beer, depending on how much liquid you like in your chili.
Decrease the temperature to a low simmer and continue cooking until the sweet potatoes are soft, approximately 2 hours.