Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili

6 people
45 min

While we aren’t vegetarians in my house, I try to create some meatless options that my family will love. It creates some variety while also saving on purchasing meat for every meal. This Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili is made with vegetable broth, tomato paste, sweet potatoes, black beans, onions and seasonings. I promise you won’t even miss the meat!

Top with cilantro, sour cream, diced red onion and a squirt of lime juice. Tortilla chips are a great option for dipping or crunching up into the chili.

This chili comes together in less than an hour making it the perfect weeknight meal!

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili
Recipe details
  • 6  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 3 15 oz. black beans undrained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Start by chopping all the veggies for the chili. Chop a small onion and a red pepper. Peel sweet potatoes & dice into 1 inch cubes. 2 medium sweet potatoes will yield about 3 cups diced. Set aside.
In Dutch oven or soup pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onion & red pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.
Add cubed sweet potatoes along with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic powder. Continue to sauté another 5-7 minutes until potatoes begin to soften. Mix in tomato paste.
Add undrained black beans and vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer and cook over medium low heat 15 minutes.
Remove cover and using a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon, mash some of the black beans and sweet potatoes. You don't want them completely mashed, but this helps thicken the chili.
Leave uncovered and continue to simmer another 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for dipping
  • Top with sour cream, red onion, cilantro and a squirt of lime juice
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