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Sweet Potato Chili

This Sweet Potato Chili is basic in ingredients but sophisticated in flavor - it has a sweet smoky flavor & packed with a healthy dose of protein and fiber!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 472kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 15 oz canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 28 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes with its juices
  • 1 4.5 oz can chopped green chilis with its juices
  • Diced avocados for serving
  • Fresh cilantro for serving


  • In a large heavy bottom pot over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, sweet potatoes, bell pepper and garlic. Stir to combine, and cook until the onions are translucent and the vegetables soften, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and stir to coat the vegetables.
  • Pour the vegetable broth, black beans, diced tomatoes with their juices and chopped green chilis with their juices. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Cover the pot and reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook for 30-35 more minutes, stirring a couple times until the vegetables continue to soften and the mixture thickens.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with diced avocados and fresh cilantro, if desired.



Recipe makes about 8 cups
Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can chop everything up to 2 days in advance. Sweet potatoes can stay chopped at room temperature or in the fridge without getting spoiled. 
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can switch up the beans though and some of the spices if you prefer. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1994mg | Potassium: 1497mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 26772IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 9mg