2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 lb. total), peeled and diced
8 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1 28-oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Salt and pepper
How to Make It
In a bowl, cover kidney beans with cold water by 2 inches. In a separate bowl, cover remaining beans with cold water by 2 inches. Let soak for at least 6 hours.
Drain and rinse kidney beans, transfer to a pan and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes; drain.
Drain remaining beans and transfer to a slow cooker. Cover and chill 1 cup diced onion. Add sweet potatoes, garlic and chiles to slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, molasses, cumin, oregano, remaining onion, kidney beans and 3 cups water. Cover and cook on low until beans are tender, 8 to 9 hours.
Uncover, season with salt and pepper and stir. Divide among bowls. Top with chilled onion.
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Good and easy vegetarian option; however, I did make some adjustments: canned beans instead of dry and stovetop instead of slow cooker. I cooked on stovetop in a crockpot for 45 minutes - adding beans the last 15. The flavor was good but a little tame - I would suggest adding some chipotle chili powder and/or some hot sauce to blend while it cooks. I gave 4 stars as the kids all gave it a thumbs up and want it in the future!
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