Thursday, January 5, 2012

What's Cooking?

I told you last week that I made some sweet potato chili.  The Moppins family members are like the three bears when it comes to sweet potatoes:  Engineer Moppins doesn't like them, Pary Moppins is indifferent to them, and Diva Moppins loves them. 

Because sweet potatoes are in season and we get them from our CSA, I have to find creative uses for them so that everyone gets fed and nothing goes to waste.  The best part is, this can be made in the crock pot.

Sweet Potato Chili

4 good sized Sweet Potatoes, Peeled & Cubed
2 cans of diced Tomatoes (any flavor)
1 Tbs. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Mexican Oregano
1 Bell Pepper, Chopped
1 Onion, Chopped
1 c. Water
2 cans Black Beans, Drained
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tbs. Chipotle Powder or 1 Chipotle Pepper, Minced

Put sweet potatoes in the bottom of the crock pot.  Then dump everything else on top of them.  Give the whole thing a stir, put the lid on the pot, and turn the crock pot on low for 8 hours.  Stir before serving.  Add more herbs or spices to taste.  Serve over cornbread waffles and sprinkle cheese on top.

This is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.

16 comments:

  1. That's great! And very creative. Thanks for sharing! I'm trying to get more creative with the crock pot and need some inspiration!

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  2. Howdy Ms. Kiki and thanks for dropping in! Good luck on your inspirational crock pot recipe journey. :) Have a great day!

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  3. This recipe appeals to the wanna-be vegetarian in me!! Thanks so much sharing - definitely gonna bookmark :)

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  4. Howdy Ms. Mimi! This chili is great for vegetarians (even inner ones) but also substatial enough for those meat and potato types. The beauty of this chili is that after you eat it, you feel nurished but you don't feel heavy. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Our family is the same way about sweet potatoes. I love them, my daughter can take them or leave them, and my husband hates them...of course there is my son who doesn't really count because all he doesn't seem to like much food period. I would love to try this and I think I will just freeze in single portion sizes for myself :)

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  6. This sounds very interesting. None of us have ever been big on sweet potatoes, until I found some super cheap at Aldi and made some sweet potato fries. I have some right now and I was thinking of making chips (something i've never done) but this is another great option though.

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  7. Howdy Ms. Erika! I actually have some in my freezer now. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Howdy Ms. Amanda! Try a mixture of roasted sweet and white potatoes with some onions and rosemary or thyme. It's a really tasty side dish. I like sweet potato fries too. Good luck making your chips.

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  9. Hi Pary,
    What a great recipe to try with the abundant supply of sweet potatoes that I have in the cold bin in the barn. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. another great way to incorporate veggies into the meal

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  11. Howdy Miz Helen! When sweet potatoes are in season we are flush with them so you have to get a little creative. I hope you do try it out and let me know how it goes.

    Howdy Ms. Annie! This recipe not only incorporates veggies into the meal, they are the star of the show! ;) Thanks for dropping by!

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  12. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about chillies and other spicy stuff. So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

    PS I am following you now. If you like Carole's Chatter it would be great if you followed me back.

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  13. Thanks so much Ms. Carole. I will certainly check it out!

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  14. I do a similar chile, but I slice and bake the sweet potatoes first, and then add them to the chile at the very end, so they preserve their texture.

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    1. That's a brilliant idea Ms. Luckiest. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for linking in to Food on Friday. Cheers

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