Sweet potatoes pair wonderfully with this simple chili recipe. Add one more chipotle pepper if you want to spice up this healthy sweet potato recipe.

Hilary Meyer
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 10 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  • Prick sweet potatoes in several places with a fork and place on the prepared pan. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and scallion whites. Cook, stirring and breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add tomato paste, chipotles to taste, paprika, and salt. Cook, stirring, until the tomato paste begins to brown, about 1 minute. Add beans and water; cook, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute more. Cover and keep warm.

  • Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Leaving the skins intact, carefully scoop the flesh into a medium bowl. Add 1 cup of the chili mixture and stir to combine. Fill each potato skin with the sweet potato-chili mixture (the skins will be full). Return to the baking sheet and top with remaining chili mixture and cheese.

  • Bake until the cheese is melted and the potatoes are heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Top with scallion greens and garnish with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; protein 20.1g; carbohydrates 26.8g; dietary fiber 8.5g; sugars 5.9g; fat 9.1g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 42.7mg; vitamin a iu 14370.5IU; vitamin c 16.7mg; folate 14.8mcg; calcium 124.3mg; iron 3.3mg; magnesium 61.4mg; potassium 871.8mg; sodium 351.3mg.

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Absolutely delicious. I wasn't sure about the combination but it was so good and fairly easy to make. Not something that's super quick to make because you have to bake the sweet potatoes ahead of time but as long as you're on notice about that and you get that done then the rest of the recipe goes quickly. Read More