Friday, July 18, 2014

Sweet Potato Chili

I made Sweet Potato Chili last night, and it was really good!  It's a good way to sneak some healthy veggies in, but it still tastes like chili.

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup vegetable broth
2 cups water
2 zucchini, diced
1 cup frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin

Optional: 1 pound of cooked ground turkey or beef

Toppings: Cheese, sour cream

Combine all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 6-8 hours.  When ready to serve, take a potato masher and lightly mash the sweet potatoes so they are not quite so chunky.

You could also cook this on the stove top if you were in a hurry.

Recipe adapted from here.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Crockpot Vegetable Soup

It is so nice to come home to a fully cooked meal.  Last night, I put some food in the crock pot before bed, and we came home to a fresh pot of vegetable soup after church today.

Put some cornbread in the oven, and everyone is happy!


Crockpot Vegetable Soup

  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth (chicken broth would work as well)
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 Cup Chopped Carrots (frozen would work too)
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans
  • 3 Red Potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Add 1 lb of cooked ground turkey or beef
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
Place vegetable broth, water, tomato sauce, veggies, beans, and potatoes in crock pot. Cook on low 8-12 hours or high 4-6 hours. The ground beef or turkey can be added at this time too, but I like to add it in during the last hour of cook time if possible.  Scoop into bowls and top with sour cream and cheese.