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.
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
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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