Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

January/February 2011

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Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

67 Reviews for Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

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!

Seasonings are Spot on!
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! :)

healthy, can apply to different diets
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Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

Thank you! I have an avocado

Thank you! I have an avocado at home that I will pair with this!

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.

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 40 weeks ago

Ground chipolte is a staple

Ground chipolte is a staple in our household, thanks to Penzeys Spices. I started ordering most of my spices online from Penzeys and I rarely buy spices in a grocery store as the freshness of Penzeys is unequaled. I think your substitution of the canned chipotle in adobo sauce is brilliant. Your solution of adding ketchup to balance it all out was also creative. Congrats.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

thank you for the ketchup

thank you for the ketchup tip, it saved things for me!!!

Yvonne_235 wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Forgot to add, I entered the

Forgot to add, I entered the calories into myfitnesspal, and ( before the ketchup) was way more calories per serving. Also, it made about 7-1cup servings.

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.

Gluten & dairy free!
Great Vegetarian dish my family loved it

Love Love this dish with make it again and again


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