Chili - Small Red Bean and Sweet PotatoChili - Small Red Bean and Sweet Potato (Spicy)
From Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Chili - Small Red Bean and Sweet Potato (Spicy)
2 lbs. Small Red Beans, dry
2 lbs. Sweet Potatoes
1 - 28-oz. can Crushed Tomatoes
2 Onions, medium size
5-6 Garlic, cloves
1-2 Chipotle Peppers
1/4 cup Molasses, unsulphured
2 tbsp. Chili Powder
2 tbsp. Cumin, ground
2 tbsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground

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Small red bean and sweet potato chili is a deliciously sweet/spicy vegan recipe, which is great for lunch or dinner especially on wintery days. Preparation time is about 20 minutes, and cooking time in a slow cooker is several hours.

We prepare this chili recipe in a 6-1/2 quart slow cooker (Crock-Pot).  If you have a smaller slow cooker, or wish to make a smaller batch, cut the recipe in half. 

This recipe will take about 12 hour of cooking time on "low", so we begin cooking the beans the night before we wish to eat the chili, adding the other ingredients in the morning, and letting it cook on "low" until we are ready to eat.

Clean and wash the beans and add to the slow cooker with 12 cups of cold tap water (all the beans should be covered with water), cover, turn the slow cooker to "low", and let the beans simmer until morning.

In the morning, peel and wash the onions, garlic.

Place the onions, the garlic and the chipotle peppers in the container of a high speed blender, cover and run at "high" until the veggies are turned into a puree. Add to the slow cooker and mix.

Open the can of crushed tomatoes, and add to the slow cooker.

Add all the other ingredients except the sweet potatoes, and mix well. 

Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and cut into small cubes (3/8 inch or 1 cm.), and add to the slow cooker and mix well, and cover.

Leave the slow cooker on "low" and allow to simmer for at least 4-6 hours.

Mix well and serve with a large tossed salad and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!