Crocktober: Sweet Potato + Black Bean Chili {And a Crockpot Giveaway!}

Happy Halloween Eve! 
Welcome to the 4th Annual Crock-tober!

October + Crock Pots + Cold Weather + Comfort Food= Crock-tober
I meant to get this posted earlier today put that didn't happen. We were up too late celebrating the Giants winning the World Series! WOW! What a game!!!! 
Anyways, back to Crocktober :)
This is always one of my favorite link ups!
I LOVE my Crock Pot.
As a working mom, my Crock Pot is a staple during the Fall & Winter months.
They make my life & dinner time so much easier!
Can I get an Amen?

You are going to love this Crock Pot meal that I am sharing with you today.
It is healthy, delicious & very easy to make!
Here is what you need:
- 1 lb of Ground Turkey (I use Jenni-O)
- 1 (15 oz) can of Canned Pumpkin
- 2 cans of black beans (drained)
- 2 cans of diced tomatoes
- 1 can of diced green chilies
- 1 can of Chicken (or Veggie) Broth
- 1 or 2 Sweet Potatoes/Yams (peeled & diced into cubes)
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced (I use the pre-diced ones because my eyes can't handle cutting onions)
- 1 packet of Chili Seasoning

Brown your ground Turkey in a pan. I sprinkle my meat with some garlic powder to give more flavor. I also used a handful of the diced onion to saute with the meat.
While your meat is cooking, cut up your green peppers.
Rinse & Drain your Black Beans.
Peel & cut up your Sweet Potatoes.
(I just used 1 sweet potato for this batch)
Your meat should be done cooking, so now it's time to put everything in the crock pot.
I put the meat on bottom, then I added the diced tomatoes, onions, green chilies, can of pumpkin, black beans, green peppers &  sweet potatoes.
Then, I sprinkle the packet of Chili Seasoning on top.
Give the pot a big stir to mix everything up and then put the lid on your crock pot & walk away!
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

When you are ready to serve, put in bowls and then garnish!
We like garnishing the chili with shredded cheese, sour cream & avocado!
I serve this with homemade cornbread & whipped honey butter. YUM.
You can serve this with a side salad if you want, but it is a hearty meal on it's own & it has veggies in it....pumpkin, sweet potato & green peppers.
My girls are really picky eaters and they gobbled this right up.
It's packed full of protein also!
It is perfect Fall meal.

I am keeping the Linky open until Sunday, November 9th.
So, you can link up anytime between now & then!
My favorite part is checking out what other people have linked up.
In honor of my 4th Annual Crocktober Link Up, I am giving away a Crock Pot!
One lucky person will win a 6 qt Stainless Steel Programmable Crock Pot!
You can keep it for yourself, give it as a present....the holiday season is right around the corner! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter!
Do you have a favorite Crock Pot meal? Link it up!
You get extra entries for that :)
It can be from your blog, from Pinterest or from another website.
Giveaway ends on Sunday November 9th

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger Program. While Hormel Foods provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.

Use the Rafflecopter to enter the Giveaway & leave a comment letting me know your favorite meal to make in a Crock Pot!


  1. Love your recipe Mel! I'm definitely going to have to try that!

    Thanks for the chance to win that awesome crock pot!

  2. I linked up Hawaiian Kalua Pulled Pork. It is one of our favorite meals. And, so easy! Thanks for a chance to win.

  3. i've never had a crock pot but i have seen so many great recipes for veggie chills and oatmeal!

  4. Santa Fe Soup from Joy's Hope is hands down my favorite slow cooker meal. All 6 members of our family love it. I have been making it for about 4 years and it is what we have every Super Bowl Sunday.

  5. I love making shredded mexican style chicken :)

  6. I like to make chili and rice in a crock pot

  7. I like making macaroni and cheese in it!
    I need to attempt more recipes with it this fall/winter-- like chilis, stews, and desserts! :)

  8. I have never made anything in a crock pot. I have not had one before. A friend of mine made pulled pork for a tailgater though and it was pretty good.

  9. We are in charge of the mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving every year. We make them the night before, stick them in the fridge and then put them in the crock pot Thanksgiving morning...yummy!

  10. I just made crock pot chicken tortilla soup and loved it!

  11. love my crockpot for shredded pork and winter soups..would love a new one!

  12. I love making this quinoa chicken chili…so delicious!! http://queenbeecoupons.com/crock-pot-slow-cooker-quinoa-chicken-chili-recipe/ Thanks for a fun giveaway!!

  13. I love making all kinds of soups and turkey chili! Crock pots are the best!!!

    PS- Congrats on the World Series win! I love that you work hard and play hard (I only do 1 of those). I think it's a great example to set for your kids!


  14. I just made this recipe for my lunch this week! I love making salsa chicken also!!

    PS-Congrats on the World Series win

  15. I love baked potatoes in the Crock Pot! Easy and simple!

  16. This recipe looks delicious! I would love to win the crockpot as my present one is very old and on it's last leg. I love to make salsa chicken in my crockpot for tacos.

  17. Italian Chicken, I would love to win this.

  18. I love chicken and dumplings most of all but today I have beans and ham in the crockpot.

  19. I love to make chili when the temps start to fall. I make a big batch and freeze some.

  20. I love making chili in the crockpot! Yummy!

  21. It is fall, November, high winds and low temperature here in DC. Perfect day for this recipe. So excited to enjoy this chili in about 6 hours. Thank you for sharing!! :) Looking forward to see other recipes too. Enjoy your Sunday!

  22. I love that you use boxed onions. I too have very sensitive eyes.

  23. I love to make pot roast in the crock pot!

  24. I make pot roast in my crock pot. Its so simple and comes out really tender.

  25. I can't wait to see if I win. My lid broke on my crockpot.

  26. Yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe!

  27. This is awesome! Cannot wait to try it!

  28. I definitely want to try this. It looks amazing!

  29. We love Skinny Taste chicken and black bean soup in the crock pot! YUM!

  30. That looks delicious! And we've finally gotten some cooler temperatures so I might have to try it this week.

  31. I love my crock pot! I use it at least 4 times a week! Tonight its chicken and dumplings!!

  32. I just tried a whole chicken in the crock pot- worked like a charm!

  33. My favorite thing to make in the crockpot is Tomato Parmesan Soup

  34. My fav thing to make in the crockpot is a venison roast with carrots and potatoes--delicious and healthy!

  35. Pot roast is definitely my favorite. I also love corned beef and cabbage.

  36. My favorite thing to make in a crockpot is Slow Cooker Lasagna!

  37. I love to do bbq pork for pulled pork sandwiches.

  38. BQ rib's with onion,green pepper's and 1 chilli pepper.

  39. I love making chicken chili verde in the crockpot!

  40. This sounds so good, something that i would definitely enjoy. Thanks for posting up this recipe.




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