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Sweet Potato Skyline Beef Chili

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


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  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2-3 large sweet potatos, scrubbed and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4-6 cups of water
  • 29 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 8 drops of Tabasco Sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • pasta and grated cheddar cheese for serving


  1. In a large heavy soup pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and beef. Cook, stirring frequently, until the beef is browned.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, and all the spices, and cook for another minute, stirring well.
  3. Add 4 cups of water, the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, Tabasco, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Allow the chili to cook for at least one hour, and up to three for more flavor. Add water as needed.
  5. Ten minutes before serving, stir in the black beans and cook to heat them through.
  6. Serve over pasta, topped with cheddar cheese.