Winter Vegetable Slow Cooker Chili: A Farmer’s Market Recipe

Winter Vegetable Slow Cooker Chili is a quick and vegan recipe perfect for the chilly winter months! #vegan #slowcookerWinter is officially here! Gone are the random warm weather days. When we were shopping for this month’s recipe for Phoenix Public Market we asked ourselves what we like to eat when it is this cold. The answer was chili. We love a good hearty chili that sticks to you. In an effort to make it a bit healthier and use ingredients from the market, we came up with our Winter Vegetable Slow Cooker Chili.

Our Winter Vegetable is not only a great way to use seasonal vegetables, but it is vegan as well! Hearty and healthy means you can have a comfort food favorite and keep your new year’s resolution. This month’s recipe also features one of our latest discoveries from Phoenix Public Market. We discovered Carefree Spice Company! After trying several of their blends and buying a few for non-site use, we decided to use their Chili seasoning as the base of our chili. Pair that with some delicious winter squashes and turnips (Maya’s Farm has amazing turnips) and you have a veggie lover’s dream! Not to mention, it all goes in the slow cooker!

We hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we enjoyed coming up with it! Next month we will be doing a special recipe for Valentine’s Day! So don’t forget to check back! We’ll see you at the Market!

*The Geeks have partnered with Phoenix Public Market for monthly recipes and have received Market Bucks to use towards the ingredients in this recipe; All opinions are wholly our own. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.



Winter Vegetable Slow Cooker Chili is a quick and vegan recipe perfect for the chilly winter months! #vegan #slowcooker

20 Replies to “Winter Vegetable Slow Cooker Chili: A Farmer’s Market Recipe”

  1. Is it really cold even in Pheonix? Crazy winter!
    I love your vegan version of chili and the selection of seasonal vegetables. I’m curious about the beans needing to be cooked. With that amount of cooking times, would soaked uncooked beans not work?

  2. This is a great idea, adding winter vegetables to chili! I didn’t grow acorn squash last year but I do still have some butternut squash stored away, do you think I could swap the two?

  3. This sounds like a perfect comfort food for the current weather. I really need to start using my slow cooker for more varied dishes. Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  4. Nothing beats a nice, big bowl of chili during the cold weather, especially if it is made in the slow cooker. Plus I love that with a little bit of effort you have a weeks worth a meals (at least in my house). Loving your addition of acorn squash in this chili.

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