Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili for Two

EatingWell Serves Two

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A rich, dark and flavorful combination of our favorite Southwestern flavors. It also doesn't hurt that sweet potatoes and black beans both make the cut as superfoods. Serve with some warmed corn tortillas and Orange & Avocado Salad.

"I loved this recipe! I added smoked paprika and a little extra ground chipotle. I also added cheddar cheese on top. I took it for lunch today on top of brown rice and it is very good! It was a little sweet, so next time, to combat the...
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili for Two

50 Reviews for Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili for Two

Hearty and delicious

This is a very flavorful meatless chili! I puréed two or three ladles full of the finished soup and added it back in. I also mixed a tablespoon of cornmeal w water into a thin paste and added that in. These thickened it up nicely to a more chili-like consistency. I also had no chipotle or noted substitutions, so on a whim I added unsweetened cocoa powder. Not sure what it was supposed to taste like, but the cocoa seemed to do the trick. Everyone loved it. This will definitely go into my regular meatless Monday rotation.


I made this for the first time several nights ago. Based on reviews, I used smoked paprika. About the only other change was using one cup of low sodium broth instead of the water. This made a thicker chili, which is what I wanted. Next time, I will add the sweet potato later in the cooking, as it cooks so quickly it was a little soft at the end. Contrary to some reviews, I found the amount of lime to be perfect. I humbly suggest that some folks are misreading the recipe and using tablespoons of lime juice, while the recipe calls for teaspoons. This misreading probably happens to everyone occasionally, and will result in 3x the line juice called for in the recipe.

Easy to prepare, healthy, tastes great.
Quick, Easy, and Very Tasty

This is a great recipe. Instead of chipotle chile, I added some spicy cajun seasoning, and I used about 2 cups of veggie broth instead of water. It was savory, sweet, acidic, and a little spicy all at once. Wonderful combination. The only changes I'd recommend are 1 tbs lime juice instead of 2, and add more water (or vegetable broth) and cook a bit longer at the end. Adding corn or bell peppers might make good variations. I recommend this as a quick weeknight meal for anyone, especially if you're looking for something vegan.

tasty, simple, healthy, vegan
Absolutely Delicious

Really really good! Easy and quick to make, and the leftovers saved really well! A bit too much lime for my taste, but no complaints, will definitely make this a routine for meatless Mondays. If you're not a wimp like me, you'll probably want it a bit spicier, the sweet potato really calms it down, but for you other mild food eaters, its the perfect chili!

Easy, cheap, tasty, quick
Good and Healthy

My husband and I thought this was really good. I only added half an onion (because I don't like onions but can't deny they add good flavor) and the canned tomatoes I used had green pepper and garlic with it. I didn't have chipotle so I just eyeballed some paprika. The sweetness from the sweet potato and spice from chili pepper worked wonderfully :) I'm debating on making this again only because I'm picky about dishes that have alot of onions in it..but I guess I can leave them out next time. Also, I had to drain it a little towards the end cause it had a little more liquid left than I wanted.

cheap, flavorful, super healthy

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