I love love love this recipe. This is my 5th time making it. For the most part I stick to the receipe and really enjoy it. Tonight I added ground turkey. Cooked it separate in a pan and then added it when you add the beans and tomatoes. I use the fire roasted tomatoes. Very wholesome great for a cold night a football game.. try it you ll like it.
My girlfriend and I just tried this recipe tonight. This is by far one of the most spectacular chili’s we've had in a very long time. The combination of all these delectable, and perfectly balanced flavors totally blew our minds! It has been officially added to our personal recipe list! Thank you so much for conjuring up such culinary magic!
Excellent recipe for people who eat low calorie but want all the flavor! I did not have Chipotle but I did have a can of Bush's black bean fiesta which is in mild chipotle sauce and I also added a jalapeno to give it a little bit more spice and some corn during the time the tomatoes were added to the recipe.
This is one of the best chili's I have ever made. The flavors are fantastic and it makes a nice thick cold weather soup. You do not actually need the dutch oven I do not have one and just used a regular pot.
Made it for church Potluck got 1st place award. I would like to add cooked lentils in the chilli but not too sure what you suggest for the measurment of lentils and probably recommend to mix it at the end. Please let me know what you suggest. Thank you so much for all you yummy healthy recipes. Love it
Wow! For a meatless chili this was surprisingly good! I used homemade chicken stock instead of water; also I used 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce instead of the dried. I don't know about the 4 servings thing...it made 6-8 servings. I served it with Vinegary Cole Slaw from this site and homemade cornbread muffins. So good! Will definitely make again!
Oh my word!!! Amazing. I added a full 28oz can of diced tomatoes and used about half the water. Also added about 1tbsp of smoked paprika and 2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce which gave it a really smoky kick. It could probably serve 5. I only gave it 4 stars because I think the add ons made it 5 star.
I just made a quadrupled this recipe (with some slight variations because of what I had) and it is fabulous. There are not many recipes that work out so well when upping the quantity! 1) I used dried black beans that I soaked the day before - I tend to think they taste much better than canned and are paraben free. 2) I used cumin seeds because I didn't have ground and 3) I used a spicy Hungarian paprika that I had in the house instead of Chipotle.
Turned out delicious quite spicier than I thought so I'm glad I didn't add any green chili as planned! Served with rice and my boyfriend loved it. Served leftovers with shrimp added! Definitely will be making this again!
My new favorite chili! I substituted the regular chili with hot mexican style chili powderr it adds a nice kick. But great with regular chili also. I also thickened my chili with a little tomato paste. Its a winning recipe for sure. One of my favorite go tos in the winter.
I will definitely make this vegetarian chili again...it's simple to make and very delicious. The ingredients are also easy to locate at the supermarket...and very affordable. We did not miss the ground turkey or Italian sausage that I normally put in my chili. I added a bit of cinnamon (after reading one of the reviews) and my oh my...what a delicious pot of chili! Cole slaw was the side salad along with a thin slice of whole wheat toasted French bread.
I put in one can of beans (no tomatoes yet) and pureed a portion of the mixture. This created a creamy base. Then I added the 2nd can of beans the tomatoes and a can of all natural pumpkin puree. In the spice mixture I included 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. This creates a earthy and slightly sweet offset to the smoky flavors. Really tasty!
I used all the ingredients called for in the recipe. The only thing I did differently was cooked the onions and then added everything else in and let it all cook until done. Doubled the recipe glad I did for next days dinner. Yes we will make this again.
ITS A KEEPER This was a super easy recipe which we all loved. Made it for meatless Monday and saved enough for Meatless Wednesday. Very tasty over rice. I imagine it could be made into a faux sloppy Joe recipe with bread or a soup by adding broth or water. It's a keeper for us. Pros: Super easy tasty meatless serve over rice pasta Cons: Nothing
Delicious satisfying and easy! This Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili has been a fall/winter hit in my kitchen for 4 years now! And like most soups/stews/chili it always tastes better the next day! We're not vegetarians and you don't need to be to love it! I always serve with authentic restaurant style tortilla chips! SO YUM!
Needs salt Needs salt...boy 1/4 teaspoon is not nearly enough for this recipe. I added probably close to a tbsp in all. Not all at once seasoned throughout and tasting to be certain. I thought it needed some more heat too so I added cayenne. I also wanted to use up this ground turkey so that obviously increases the necessary salt. Pros: good ingredient combos Cons: needs a few things
Good starting point This is a great base recipe and like any chili is flexible and easily customizable to taste. Personally I used fewer beans (about 1 1/2 cans worth and it was still pretty beany) fire-roasted tomatoes and homemade chicken stock instead of water. It's a little soupy as written so if you like a thicker chili add some tomato paste and less liquid. I think it would also be great served over rice to soak up the extra juice and rice (whole grain) plus beans makes a complete protein! The spices are bold so some people may want to start with half the amount and add to taste after that. Don't skip the lime juice! It adds a bright note that really compliments all the deep smoky flavors. I suggest a big dollop of sour cream on top and some cheese quesadillas on the side! Pros: delicious and nutritious
Cozy healthy stew I really enjoyed this recipe. It was the first recipe I've used in my new dutch oven and it was a good choice. I added a habanero and some hot sauce for some heat. The sweet potatoes were cooked just right. I think I let it simmer longer than suggested because I wanted the flavors to fuse together longer. I'm glad I did because it became more balanced with that extra time. I followed the recipe as directed for the most part (doubled that is). The only changes I made was using less cumin only had crushed tomatoes instead of diced but I think that was the bulk of it. The flavours were lovely especially for a healthy winter time dish. Thank you to the chef who came up with this. I putsome away to freeze and enjoy in the future. I didn't have enough cilantro and added it on a per bowl basis the chilli was also tasty with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. Pros: Very tasty easy to make makes a lot when doubled enjoyable leftovers
Wonderful flavors and texture After reading the reviews I was nervous about using sweet potato but found the combination of the sweet with the spicy delicious. We liked the variety in texture too. The person who though it was mushy must have overcooked the chili. I cut back on the chili powder. Obviously consider your target audience when adding the spices. I plan to make this again. Pros: Easy to make
Love this recipe I love this recipe. It is filling and hearty while still being healthy. My family doesn't care for it - they really don't like sweet potatoes. But it freezes well so I am happy to make a batch and eat it all myself! Pros: Easy healthy and tasty recipe!
Nutritious and delicious I made this in February 2014 and froze the leftovers that I just pulled out again in Sept 2014. Fantastic. It's like vegetarian soul food! Pros: Nutritious good color Cons: None
Sweet spicy and tangy This is my favorite chili. The first time I made it exactly according to the recipe. Since then I sometimes alter the hotness depending on who I'm cooking for but otherwise I don't make any changes. It has a multitude of flavors: sweet sweet potatoes and tomatoes tangy lime and cilantro spicy chili powder smoky chipotle and earthy black beans. I haven't met anyone yet who didn't like it although I did have a few who said It's not chili but it's good! (One caveat: My social group are pretty adventurous eaters. They include people who cook medieval recipes like spicy pork and currant pies so they had experienced and learned to enjoy flavor combinations that are quite unusual in some modern cuisines.) Pros: Great variety of flavors Cons: Might stretch your tastes
Awful Why do so many people like this? No one in my family liked this. Mixing sweet potatoes with sour diced tomatoes just did not cut it with my family. I thought this was just awful. The recipe i used called for orange zest which just added to the already disgusting taste. And we LOVE chile and we LOVE sweet potatoes. BUT we did not love this combination Pros: None Cons: sweet potato plus sour tomato - ewwww
First time I made this dish I followed the recipe as written and found it to be good but a bit mushy due to all of the black beans. It was good but I just didn't love the texture. Second time I replaced the black beans with cans of organic mixed beans (black kidney and pinto) and found it to be much better.
Use Winter Squash Instead Black beans and Sweet T's can go together fine enough elsewhere but not in chili. Tried this recipe as written but had to change to using winter squash after the first time - preferably something less stringy than pumpkin (think butternut squash.....yum!). Just not sweet potatoes. Thanks for the recipe though. The spices are spot on! Great with rice and salsa spooned on top or with tomalita and a touch of queso fresco and/or FF sour cream or even with corn bread. Add pickled jalapenos to coleslaw and you've got yourself a feast! Yum! Pros: Seasonings are Spot on! Cons: Texture of Sweet T needs to go....
crowd pleaser I make this frequently & it has been a hit for the teacher's lounge. I usually put more sweet potatoes in and top it with avocado chunks which are a nice compliment to the heat. Depending on the ingredients you use this can be gluten-free and vegan which is great when feeding a crowd. No one can resist a 2nd or 3rd bowl!:) Pros: healthy can apply to different diets Cons: can be spicy
Spicy goodness Tryied to Followed recipie except couldn't find Ground chipolte so used a canned chipolte in adobo sauce. Super spicy but thought it needed a little sweet so I added 1/2 cup ketchup. Might sound gross but it turned out just right sweet and spicy! Oh left out the salt as well. Pros: Easy vegetarian fiber
Fabulous (with changes) I nuked the sweet potatoes to speed things up; 6-8 minutes. I subbed broth for water. Added 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cocoa powder 1/3 c brown sugar 4-oz green chilis. More cumin less chili powder. Pros: Gluten & dairy free! Cons: As-is needs a kick
Great Veggie Entree I was looking for a recipe that incorporated sweet potatoes and this is a winner. If you dont like spicy then I advise using a smaller amount of spices. I used one can black and once can Pinto beans and it was great. I substituted cayenne for chipotle and parsley for cilantro. Will def be making this again! Pros: Fast Easy Full of Vitamins!
Sweet & spicy good & good-for-you chili I substituted Fat Free Chicken broth for the water halved the spices (as indicated above) used leftover maple roasted sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving....OMG so delicious! Pros: quick easy & fabulous! Cons: Cut Chili powder Cumin & Chipotle spices by half. Too much in recipe!
One of the best chili recipes I've ever eaten Wonderful recipe. I cut the spices in half because my husband doesn't tolerate hot well but it was still delicious. Pros: Love the Butternut Squash addition--a touch of sweet. Cons: I don't know any cons
Needs a lot of help to move beyond OK I followed the directions to a T other than halving the chipotle (we have middle school kids who don't like a lot of spice) and subbing homemade chicken stock for the water. It just wasn't doing much for DH & I so I added more lime juice and 6 ounces each of stout & coffee. We simmered it for awhile and then chowed down. It was wonderful -- the beer & coffee really gave the recipe depth. With changes it makes it in the great territory. It is still a bit too spicy for our kids so they'll reduce the heat a bit with the addition of cheddar cheese & lowfat sour cream. Pros: Decent ingredients -- healthy recipe Cons: Lacks depths -- needs something!
Spicy and hearty I used no sodium tomatoes and low sodium beans added 1 cup of vegetable broth in place of 1 cup of water and it turned out really good. Pretty spicy- and I love spicy food. Would be good with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt on top. Pros: Easy freezes well Cons: High in sodium
Bland I love the idea but after making it I felt it was a little bland. I don't think you should cook your sweet potatoes until they are soft because I had a lot of liquid left over so my potatoes got really soft after the water had reduced. Pros: Love the ingredients
Amazing Flavor must try this I made this with ground pork and uses a whole chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and I can't even begin to describe how awesome this was. The chipotle pepper is definitely what made the flavor pop - try it. It has become my secret ingredient! The ground pork added a bit of flavor too - but would just fine without it. Pros: easy healthy flavorful Cons: none
Delicious and healthy! I'd highly recommend this as a meatless entree which will make everyone happy. You can adjust the heat to your taste. The sweet potatoes and beans make it very filling. This is in my regular rotation! Pros: quick healthy tasty flexible most items in your pantry
Even better than I expected...maybe my favorite chili Amazing chili. I added 1lb of ground pork and used a whole chipotle pepper in adobo sauce.... its very spicy but the flavor is fantastic. Pros: Spicy flavorful unique Cons: none
SO good! A Keeper for sure! Loved this recipe! I added some extra veggies to mine - mushrooms onions and a few red peppers. Had lots left over for lunch the next day. Everyone at the office wanted the recipe!
Outstanding! I used a jar of my home canned salsa rather than the tomatoes. I also added one packet of Splenda otherwise followed the recipe. It turned out wonderfully. The favors blended and were the perfect combination. Served with polenta. Pros: Quick easy and healthy
Absolutely Delicious This chili was so delicious-my family ate all of it. Instead of using water I used some Vegetable Broth to add some more flavors. I didn't use cilantro because we don't like it and added some red pepper flakes for extra spice...delicious healthy and filling! Didn't miss the meat
Hubby and I just love this. Did not know weather we would like sweet potato and black beans togather but now its a new favorite. Pros: A hearty soup healthy and yummy. Cons: It takes a while to prepare but well worth it.
Really easy & delicious! I rarely cook but this was extremely easy to do--and so good! Just a couple of things: 1) I think the cooking time here is the bare minimum--it tastes better if you go a little beyond the recommended time for each step. The sweet potatoes do take a little more time to soften than indicated. 2) I'm a wuss when it comes to spice but even I thought it was too bland without the chipotle powder. Next time I'm definitely adding that in. It was too sweet without and I had to add in an extra tbs of chili powder and peppered to taste to make it less bland.
Very chili chili I made the recipe as it was written and found the 2 Tablespoons of chili powder to be overwhelming. Next time I make it I will cut that in half. Otherwise an excellent dish. Pros: spicy flavorful colorful Cons: recipe error?
Delicious easy filling I have made huge batches of this recipe a few times already. I find it easier to adjust the heat by omitting chili powder and adding slightly more chipotle powder. I also add some dried mango powder in the end to give it more flavor. This is very easy to put together does not require fancy implements or ingredients that go bad too soon. I like to use up some leftover veggies (celery peppers) in this stew to give it more body. Pros: one pot less mess easy prep uses few perishables
Yikes! Thank goodness I had the good sense to only use one tbsp. of chili powder a bit less chipotle powder and only 2 tsp. cumin! As it was this was still a little over my hotness threshold and I'm not a wimp. Other than that the chili had a very good taste and is easy to make. Pros: Good taste Cons: Way too spicy!
Yummy Veggie Chili This is an awesome veggie chili. I used all the chili powder subbed butternut squash and used dried black beans doubling the recipe. We like it hot so I used tomatoes with chiles too. Very good hardy meal. Pros: Lots of goodness Cons: None
Flavorful aromatic essential chili I have to disagree with others that the chili powder is excessive. I think it's spot on but I also used extra sweet potato which might have balanced it. When I make mine I use only 2 cups water and don't rinse the black beans (also get the reduced sodium). This helps create a thicker chili. I also like to slow cook this over a few hours. It really binds the flavors. Also... being in Texas I needed a little more heat so I add between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. Pros: Flavorful aromatic low calorie Cons: None
Good & good for you A delicious healthy alternative to the usual chili. Did not even require cheese or sour cream but warm corn bread was a terrific addition. Very satisfying. Pros: easy perfect chilly weather comfort food Cons: none
Easy Delicious Wow This was so easy and wonderful. It was filling and pairs easily with other foods. My husband loved it and I'm using leftovers for my lunches. I only had one tbs of chili powder still awesome!
I wonder how it will do with pinto beans instead of black beans and maybe with ground turkey in it I just joined the site and I found this recipe looks yummy but I am going to try it with pintos instead of black beans and had some ground turkey. I'm trying to get healthy and I love beans. Pros: looks great Cons: haven't made it yet
Vegetarian Chili This is the 4th recipe I have tried from Eating Well and I have to say I am disappointed with how off their cooking instructions are. This recipe says to cook until sweet potato is tender..10 to 12 minutes..I went over by 8 minutes thinking I would be fine and the sweet potatoes were ROCK HARD.. the chili has way too much water in it. The exact same thing happened on a diff recipe. I have now wasted all of these ingredients. Pros: all veggies Cons: incorrect instructions
Easy Excellent Chilli This was excellent my family really enjoyed the robust flavor. I followed the recipe and it was easy and very flavorful. I will definitely make this again. Pros: Easy to make flavorful and satisfying Cons: None
Surprisingly great! This was a great recipe. Most people I mention it to say HUH? hahaa... It just peaked my interest and Im so glad I tried it. I did not use the chipolte as I like things a little more mild so I just add a little pepper into each bowl. I also was using frozen tomatoes so I added two baggies and really like it with a lot of tomatoes. Overall a great healthy dish and something fun to try. Easy & freezable. Pros: So healthy & no meat needed Cons: None I can think of
easy hearty yummy Followed recipe and then added a 1/2 can garbanzo beans and a little frozen chopped spinach to bump up texture. Definitely better the next day after flavors have mellowed. I can see how someone would find it too hot if they made and ate in the same day. Chipotle flavor adds a lot of dimension. I served with some shredded sharp cheddar cheese chopped red onion chopped cilantro and a tsp of sour cream.
Delicious! This was wonderful! The lime juice gives it a special something that helps make this a stand out dish! Great left over on spaghetti squash! Definitely going into the routine at my house! Pros: Easy to make delicious & satisfying!
Fabulous Chili! This chili was the best I've ever had! It had soo much flavor and was very easy to make. Sweet potatoes are my favorite food so this was a perfect soup for me. If you haven't made this chili yet you need to! Pros: Quick and healthy Cons: None!
Easy and satisfying This was a very easy to prepare meal with lots of good flavor. I usually follow recipes more as a guideline but since this is my first Eating Well recipe and I knew I'd be reviewing I tried to follow it as closely as possible. I wound up accidentally using the whole 28 oz can of diced tomatoes so I added an extra sweet potato. There is so much spice in this recipe I didn't add any extra. Also I did not have ground chipotle pepper to hand so I used chipotle hot sauce instead. I used the juice from a whole lime which amounted to more than 4 teaspoons but my husband loved that flavor and actually squeezed in the extra wedge of lime I served it with. Also I wound up chopping more like 3/4 cup cilantro since I LOVE cilantro--especially with lime. I will definitely make this again. My daughter says 'too much cilantro' (but like I said I added extra) and my husband says 'it was really good'. I served it with extra lime wedges a dollop of sour cream corn bread and a bottle of inexpensive Reisling (Black Swan) which was suprisingly tasty.
This is a recipe even meat-lovers enjoy! I have a husband who is basically a meat-and-potatoes guy. This recipe with no meat at all had him asking for seconds. I spiced it up a little more with some extra garlic and chili powder and a little more cumin and served it with warm whole-wheat pitas that were perfect for filling with the chili and eating out of hand. My husband gave it his highest praise: "It's a keeper -- you can make this anytime!" Pros: quick and easy to make satisfying and delicious Cons: none
YUM!!! This recipe is absolutely delicious! The only thing that I would change next time I make it and there will definitely be a next time in the near future would be to use a little less of the spice. I also had to simmer in the end a bit longer than stated to thicken it up a bit. Thank You for the great recipe! Pros: Great Flavor Cons: None
Chipotle is a must! The first time I made this recipe I didn't have the chipotle powder so I just used extra dark chili powder. It wasn't nearly spicy enough for me and the sweetness of the sweet potato overpowered it. The second time I made it I got chipotle powder and it made a huge difference. I still add a little extra dark chili powder and cayenne pepper because I like spicy chili. I also use/cooked beans that I prepare the night before. Cooking down the sweet potatoes a little thickens it and makes the consistency of the chili closer to meat chili which I like.
Excellent I added a large clove of garlic and a carrot both chopped and a chopped poblano chili which i happened to have on hand as well as a tablespoon of cocoa. After adding the beans I added two cups of vegetable broth and simmered it for an hour. I think the simmering is crucial to develop the flavors. My husband who does not like sweet potatoes liked this chili. You will not miss the meat at all. Pros: Quick and easy
Healthy and Delicious! This will forever be in my recipe box; it's healthy and easy and super tasty! I used less chili powder more chipotle more cumin and a bit of cinnamon. The chipotle powder is a must! It gives a wonderful smoky flavor and gives the dish some depth. I also added some diced chicken breast. This will make a wonderfully comforting lunch or dinner on a chilly fall/winter! Try this one!! Pros: Healthy easy tasty versatile
Excellent! This dish is sooooooooo good. It's great on cooler days or when you just want some comfort food. I love the bite the chipotle chile gives this. Add meat if you don't want a veggie meal but it's great on it's own as well. A must try! Pros: Easy quick
very mild I made this mild version of the chili exactly as the recipe states without the chipotle pepper. It came out a little too mild for me. Next time I will use a can of rotel tomatoes instead of plain diced tomatoes. Otherwise this chili is delicious.
Easy Healthy and Hearty Really amazing chili. Was very happy with the way this turned out. I made the recipe as stated and added a 1/2 can of whole corn (what remained from making corn bread). Hearty recipe easy to make and plenty left over for both lunch and dinner...(there is only 2 of us). Pros: Easy and quick