Looking for an easy way to put economical, plant-powered meals on the table? No sweat! Just invest in a slow cooker to simmer a number of dishes— all you’ve got to do is throw in the ingredients, set the dial, and walk away. The smoky, golden notes in this chili make it a fall favorite perfect for a potluck or tailgate party. The leftovers are great the next day, too!
1. Cover the beans with water and soak overnight.
2. Drain the beans and add to a large pot with the 4½ cups of water and the broth base. Bring to a boil, covered, over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, sweet potatoes, celery, garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and liquid smoke and stir well.
4. Cover and cook for an additional 40 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are tender yet firm and the beans are tender. Add water as needed to replace moisture lost to evaporation, although the consistency should be thick.
To prepare the dish in a slow cooker, place the soaked beans and the remaining ingredients into the container and cook for 4 to 5 hours on high or 8 to 10 hours on low.
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