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Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili

Crock pot bison and sweet potato chili with a whisky infusion. This bean-free chili is vegetable-infused and is perfect for those on a restricted diet. Just don’t forget to top with sour cream or cheese…because: yolo.

Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili - bean-free and gluten-free and can easily be made paleo by omitting the booze. | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #glutenfree #dinner #slowcooker #recipe

Greetings from the snowy Sierra Nevada!

We had a small break in weather on Monday, but the precipitation came back in full force on Tuesday.

Thankfully, this storm is colder than the last, so our mountains are blanketed in snow fluff while Reno is getting a rain/snow combo.

I’m anxious for the weekend, when I can pop on my split board and hit the back country. Powder? Fresh and thick. Photo ops? Aplenty. Gravity? On fleek. Avi danger? High AF.

When it comes to snowy weather food, my numero uno is chili. Nothing, I repeat, nada beats a hearty bowl of chili.

Particularly when some sort of mixology of magical special ingredients has been included in on the fun. Speaking of magical special ingredients…

You know what I’ve been adding to my all my chilis lately? Booze. I used to add red wine, which is pretty savage in and of itself, but whisky? MEGA.

I also add a touch of pure maple syrup to round out the whisky bite and the spice.

Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili - bean-free and gluten-free and can easily be made paleo by omitting the booze. | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #glutenfree #dinner #slowcooker #recipe

The idea behind this chili is it’s legume (bean)-free for those who are doing a paleo or whole30 stint this month. If need be, omit the whisky to keep this compliant with any alcohol-free shindig you’ve gotten yourself into.

Basically, this chili is a meat and vegetables affair for clean eating, with ultra comforting overtones and lots of spice undertones. If you’re not into bison, no biggy – you can use ground beef, elk, turkey, pork, sausage, and/or a combination thereof.

Sweet potatoes. If you’re averse to them, you can omit them altogether or replace them with some other vegetation situation.

For instance, red potato or russet potato (if you aren’t on a starch diet), corn, quinoa, eggplant, etc. The sweet potatoes do taste sweet, just bear this in mind when you set out to meal prep.

Other tips to knock this chili out of the park? Here are a few:

  • No need to brown the meat prior to adding it to the crock pot.
  • If you have the extra time, saute the onion until brownes prior to adding it to the crock pot for a deep caramelized flavor.
  • Rather than breaking up the ground meat, place the whole hunk in the crock – taking this approach will ensure the meat stays moist and tender and prevents that grainy texture that comes with overly manhandled ground meat.
  • Add/substitute any of the veggies to your heart’s desire.
  • Add kidney, chili, black, or garbanzo beans to your heart’s desire.
  • Omit the whisky to keep the recipe paleo or Whole30 compliant

Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili - bean-free and gluten-free and can easily be made paleo by omitting the booze. | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #glutenfree #dinner #slowcooker #recipe

More Chili Recipes:

Just chill, bro.

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Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili - bean-free and gluten-free and can easily be made paleo by omitting the booze. | TheRoastedRoot.net #healthy #glutenfree #dinner #slowcooker #recipe

Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean-free, bison, chili, dinner recipe, sweet potato, sweet potato chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Julia

Crock Pot Bison and Sweet Potato Chili with a splash of booze for fun!

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Ingredients

  • 1 14- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground bison or ground meat of choice
  • 1 large sweet potato chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1 pasilla or bell pepper chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 baby bella mushrooms quartered
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala seasoning optional
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons whisky
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup optional

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to the crock pot in the order they appear. Leave the ground bison (or ground meat of choice) as is, without breaking up the meat. Gently stir the contents of the crock pot.
  2. Cover the crock pot and cook on the lowest setting for 8 hours, or until the sweet potato is cooked through. After 5 or 6 hours, break up the meat using a wooden spoon or spatula and stir well.
  3. Taste chili for flavor. If desired, add more seasoning and/or salt. For a thinner consistency, add more broth.
  4. Serve chili with desired toppings, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Boozy Bison and Sweet Potato Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 30g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Arvin Brown

Monday 16th of November 2020

This is really good. I would like to the nutritional information. Is there any information on this, please and thank you.

Julia

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

I'm happy you like it, Arvin! I added the nutritional information to the recipe card. Let me know if you have any other questions! xo

Autumn

Saturday 17th of October 2020

This looks and sounds amazing! I’m making it for my hubby tomorrow!

Julia

Monday 19th of October 2020

I hope you love it!

Nicole

Monday 4th of May 2020

What would your instapot instructions be for this. It's already 3 pm, so no time for crockpot :-). Thanks!

Roxanne

Monday 15th of October 2018

This is SO good and spicy. Great for a Fall meal!

Julia

Monday 15th of October 2018

So happy you like it! Thanks, Roxanne!

Food

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

When you have snowy weather, this food is the best option for you to have and enjoy the weather as well. This is perfect dish for those who are on special diet.

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