Category Archives: Slow Cooker

Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop)

This delicious and comforting Whole30 sweet potato chili is easy, healthy, and can be made in the Instant Pot, the slow cooker, or on the stovetop!

whole30 sweet potato chili

I can’t ask for anything better than a good, hearty chili on a crisp Fall day. Not only is a delicious chili warming and comforting, it’s an easy soup to make that’s easily customizable with the ingredients and spices. I personally love a grain free, paleo chili without beans, so I added sweet potatoes instead in this Whole30 version and it’s such an amazing alternative!

Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Adding sweet potatoes in this chili is such a great addition both texture and flavor-wise. It adds bulk in the soup that beans do in the classic version, and the sweetness also balances out the spiciness of the paleo chili in the most wonderful way.

Also, this Whole30 and paleo sweet potato chili is so easy to make! You can make Instant Pot sweet potato chili (my favorite method), or use the slow cooker or just cook it on the stovetop. All three of these methods require minimal active cooking, and most of the time is spent in simmering the ingredients together to meld the flavors together.

instant pot sweet potato chili
whole30 chili in a bowl

How To Make Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili

All three of the methods are very similar in the steps. You sauté the hardy veggies first to bring out the flavor, then brown the meat with them, and finally add the rest of the ingredients to simmer together. At the end, you can taste to adjust seasoning, and add your favorite garnishes to add a bit of crunch and additional flavor.

I usually make Instant Pot sweet potato chili, because it’s the quickest method. I’m not always the best at planning my meals ahead of time so I love that it’s just 10 minutes of cook time when I need to whip up a yummy dinner at the last minute. Plus, you only have to clean up the inner pot once you are done!

The slow cooker and the stove top methods for this Whole30 and paleo sweet potato chili are also very easy, but they do take a bit longer. However, this paleo chili will still turn out super tasty no matter how you want to cook it, because it’s such a forgiving recipe if you want to substitute or omit the spices or the veggies.

slow cooker paleo chili

What to Serve With Paleo Sweet Potato Chili

I’ve eaten this Instant Pot sweet potato chili alone many times and it’s so delicious and satisfying on its own! I didn’t feel like I was missing anything.

However, if you are not doing the Whole30 challenge and you want something a little extra, these are some of my favorite foods to serve with this paleo chili:

How To Store and Freeze This Chili

I love to make a huge batch of this Whole30 sweet potato chili and save the leftovers for emergency food. It such a great freezer friendly meal that reheats well. Just separate into individual portions in a freezer-friendly containers, and you can freeze them for up to 3 months!

whole30 sweet potato chili

Other recipes you might love…

Print

Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Stovetop Options)

This delicious and comforting Whole30 sweet potato chili is easy, healthy, and can be made in the Instant Pot, the slow cooker, or on the stovetop!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword beanless chili, instant pot chili, instant pot paleo chili, instant pot sweet potato chili, instant pot whole30 chili, instant pot whole30 soup, paleo chili, Paleo sweet potato chili, slow cooker paleo chili, whole30 soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 295kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery sliced
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper omit if you don't like spicy chili
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes canned
  • 4 cups bone broth or beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • Optional: Avocado slices, jalapeno slices, cilantro, chopped red onion, lime slices, and/or coconut cream for garnish

Instructions

Instant Pot Method

  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté. Once it indicates that it's "hot", add avocado oil, onion, celery, and carrots, and cook stirring for about 3 minutes until the onions are tender.
  • Add ground beef and garlic and sauté while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon until mostly browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and add the rest of the ingredients (except garnishes). Stir together.
  • Close the lid, seal, and set on MANUAL for 10 minutes.
  • Once it beeps to a finish, quick release the vent.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning and serve warm, topped with your favorite garnishes.

Slow Cooker Method

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add avocado oil, onion, celery, and carrots, and cook stirring for about 3 minutes until the onions are tender.
  • Add ground beef and garlic and sauté while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon until mostly browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker and add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning and serve warm, topped with your favorite garnishes.

Stovetop Method

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, add avocado oil, onion, celery, and carrots, and cook stirring for about 3 minutes until the onions are tender.
  • Add ground beef and garlic and sauté while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon until mostly browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except garnishes), stir together, and raise the heat to medium high to bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low to simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning and serve warm, topped with your favorite garnishes.

Notes

To freeze, cool completely and separate into individual portions in freezer-friendly containers. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving – makes 8 | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 1148mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 205.1% | Vitamin C: 40.5% | Calcium: 10.4% | Iron: 35.7%
What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim)

This fall-off-the bone Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail, or Kkorijjim in Korean, is so easy to make yet so incredibly flavorful and nutritious.

Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim)

I know the weather is warming up, but until it’s fully spring, I decided to bring you another super cozy and comforting dish I grew up on. This Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail, or Kkorijjim in Korean, is just a taste (pun intended) of the types of recipes you’ll find in my Korean Paleo cookbook and I think you’ll love this braised dish that is slightly salty and sweet at the same time.

While the traditional Korean oxtail recipe takes a bit more steps to make, using the slow cooker makes it so much simpler and easier with the same fall-off-the-bone results. If you’ve never cooked with oxtail before, don’t be intimidated! It’s the same as cooking with any other cuts, but the meat is quite tough so you need to cook it low and slow for a long time. Once it’s done, you’ll find that it’s so flavorful and delicious, and packed with all the beneficial collagen.

Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim) Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim)

What I also love about this recipe is that braising oxtail for a long time basically creates a bone broth liquid that’s extremely nutritious. If you end up with leftovers and you chill this Korean oxtail, you’ll find that the liquid gels up much like high quality bone broth does. Make sure to drink every last drop of it and not let all those nutrients go to waste, especially if you are using high quality grass-fed and pasture-raised meat which I highly recommend.

I guest posted this Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim) recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE! Paleo Slow Cooker Korean Oxtail (Kkorijjim)

What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Cozy up with this Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew. It’s so comforting and flavorful with all the Asian flavors mixed in!

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

Isn’t it crazy how your standards change depending on what you get used to? Winter is finally here in Southern California which means that the low is in the 40s and the high is in the 60s. And guys? I’ve been freezing. I’ve lived in NYC for 10 plus years and grew up in New Jersey before that, and I can’t handle this cold that’s not even cold to most people in the country. Help, I’m weak. I guess that’s why I moved out here.

So, needless to say, it’s been a lot of soups, stews, and comforting meals around here. This Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew is one of the things that have been warming us up on these chilly nights. It’s a yummy recipe made in the slow cooker and I love how all the flavors meld together during the low and slow cooking process. Best of all, it couldn’t be easier to make with this set-it-and-forget-it method.

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball StewSlow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew

The wonton meatballs are made with ground pork, and packed with delicious ingredients like cabbage, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, and ginger. They are cooked with onion, carrots, potatoes, and bok choy in a stew base flavored with coconut aminos (or tamari) and fish sauce. It’s a healthy stew that’s packed with all kinds of veggies and flavors, and it’s great for leftovers as well. I think I may double up the recipe the next time I make it because we only had enough for 2 meals for the two of us and we could have definitely enjoyed it several more times!

I guest posted this Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew recipe on SoFabFood, so go check it out and let me know what you think!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Slow Cooker Paleo Wonton Meatball Stew