Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Recipe

I love chili in the winter months, but there can be too much of a good thing. I like to experiment with different chillies. Here is my recipe for a quick and healthy chili that thinks outside of the box.

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed


  1. In a pan, saute your onion until soft in the olive oil. Add garlic and saute until onion is transparent.
  2. Put all your ingredients in a large pot on the stove-top and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the sweet potato is tender, 15-20 minutes
 Tip: To let the favors marinate you can alternatively cook it on low in a crock pot for several hours.


  1. Yum! This is very similar to a chili recipe I use, only it has quinoa.

    1. I just made this for my family with veggie stock instead of water - so much better :) Quinoa is a brilliant idea, I might have to add that some time!


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