Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chipotle Cinnamon Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes


Yesterday was Derby Day and, of course, we partied it up with our friends. I have always loved parties and creating fun dishes to share with my friends. We had quite a spread yesterday, complete with Mr. What I Gather's famous guacamole and brats and burgers cooked by our grill-master friend and party host, Tony. I wanted to bring a Paleo option for two reasons; so Mr. What I Gather and I wouldn't be stuck with only a bunless burger and lettuce leaves for dinner, and to show our friends that were in attendance that Paleo dishes can be easy and super tasty!

I didn't win a game all day, but I looked good doing it!

I wanted to bring a sweet potato hash because it comes together without much effort and you can make a huge batch to feed a large group. The only problem was figuring out how I was going to cook it at the right time and keep it warm so we wouldn't be munching on soggy, lukewarm sweet potatoes. I decided to try them out in the crock pot and guess what...it worked! I was worried they would turn into a big, mushy mess in the crock pot, but they were perfectly cooked. Once they were cooked through, I just turned the crock pot to warm until we were ready to eat.

I didn't win any money on the Derby, but we had a great time being with our friends, enjoying good food and good company. I could insert a heartwarming comment here about how that makes us all winners, but I am going to restrain myself.


Chipotle Cinnamon Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes
Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6-7 hours

Ingredients
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

3 sweet potatoes, cut into 2 inch cubes

1 red onion, diced

1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced + one tsp of the sauce

1 tbsp cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Grease your crock pot with 1 tbsp of the coconut oil.

Add sweet potatoes, onion, chipotle pepper, cinnamon, salt and pepper to crock pot.

Drizzle with remaining tbsp of coconut oil and stir well to incorporate ingredients.

Set crock pot to low and cook for 6-7 hours. You can turn the crockpot to warm until you are ready to serve.

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