As we look forward to cooler weather, here’s an easy slow cooker chili recipe that is packed with healthy nutrients and big on taste!

Makes: 4-6 Servings Hands-on Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 8 hours 10 min.






Nonstick Cooking Spray

1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 tablespoon chili powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 15-ounce cans low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed

¾ pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces

1 ½ cups fresh or frozen corn kernels

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes

¼ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine chipotle pepper, chocolate, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cinnamon, garlic, black beans, sweet potatoes, corn, bell pepper and tomatoes in cooker; cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Serve chili topped with cheddar and cilantro


Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 396 calories, 18 g protein, 71 g carbohydrates, 6 g fat (3.5 saturated), 18 g fiber, 485 mg sodium.